15 motorists violate speed limit

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

THE Traffic Management Group (TMG) found 15 motorcycle drivers violating the imposed speed limit along Catalunan Grande on Wednesday, using the newly purchased speed gun.

The City Government of Davao turned over the speed gun, a device used in law-enforcement to measure speed of vehicles, to TMG last Monday.

TMG head Superintendent Rhodelio Poliquit said temporary operator's permit were issued against the drivers found by the Task Force Speed Limit to be overspeeding.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 39 that sets the speed limits for all vehicles within the city.

Drivers must observe a maximum speed of 60 kilometer per hour (kph) from Sirawan to Ulas Crossing, from Lasang to Panacan, from Calinan to Ulas Crossing, and from C.P Garcia Highway (Diversion Road) from McArthur Highway junction in Bangkal to Panacan junction.

A maximum speed of 40 kph is mandated for vehicles that traverse from Ulas to Generoso Bridge/Bolton Bridge, from Panacan Crossing to J.P Laurel Avenue-Alcantara, and from Ma-a Road Diversion to McArthur Highway.

A maximum speed of 30 kph is ordered from J.P Laurel Ave. Alcantara to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, from Buhangin Crossing-Milan to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, from C.P Garcia Highway-Bacaca Road to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, and from C.P Garcia Highway-Angliongto St. to Bolton/Generoso Bridge.

Poliquit warned motorists to comply with the city's policy on speed limit or face arrest.

"Violators shall, if warranted, be subjected to arrest and their vehicle impounded without prejudice to the imposition of penalties and fines under the provision of RA 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code) and Davao City Ordinance No. 778," the EO read.

"I was told that the City will purchase at least 10 more speed guns," Poliquit added.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 12, 2013.

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