Duterte warns speedsters

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Friday, December 13, 2013

OVERSPEEDING drivers, watch out!

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will join the enforcers in implementing the speed limit set in the city, using one of the 11 speed guns that the City Government has recently purchased.

Duterte announced this before the members of the media present during the launching of the Pizzeria at the Boys’ Town in Ma-a on Thursday night.

In addition to the first speed gun acquired and used by the Traffic Management Group (TMG), he said the City Government has purchased 10 more speed guns to effectively nab overspeeding drivers in the metropolis.

The 10 other speed guns were turned-over to the TMG on Thursday.

TMG head Supt. Rhodelio Poliquit said they were able to arrest some 162 erring drivers during the first two days.

Duterte reiterated that erring drivers will face arrest should they fail to comply with the speed limits set in the city.

He also said that he will show footages of overspeeding drivers caught by the city’s CCTV cameras to the public.

“When I come back I’ll show to you how stupid drivers are. Naa na sa CCTV, dili na namo ginapagawas pero the court, the judge can always subpoena the footage. Ako na ipakita sa inyoha. Tingnan niyo kung ano nangyayari sa overspeeding,” Duterte said.

He also said that he will order for the revocation of license of drivers driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“They should lose their license,” he said.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 14, 2013.

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