Dancing enforcers to reduce traffic stress?

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


THE Traffic Management Center (TMC) is training 15 traffic enforcers in the city to dance while on duty to ease the stress on streets amid the worsening traffic situation.

TMC officer-in-charge Superintendent Rodelio Poliquit said they hired a dance instructor to train the members assigned in various intersections.

"Ako na ginatun-an sila para naay magsayaw sa kalsada while traffic para malingaw ang mga drivers ug commuters (I want them to learn dancing on streets to entertain drivers and commuters during traffic congestion)," Poliquit said.

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"Depende lang ang intersection kay basig maghuot samot kay manan-aw na lang. Ug tan-aw nato nga dili dapat mag perform diri, dili lang pud (Still, it will depend on the area because dancing might just cause greater congestion)," he added.

Poliquit said he is expecting more enforcers to learn the dance steps. Samson Espares, a traffic enforcer assigned at the Flyover in Agdao, is among the 15 enforcers who already learned the dance steps.

"Akong gitun-an lang maayo. Para kanang driver gani nga magdali, imbes magdali makahuna-huna nga mutan-aw na lang ko ani unya di na mag init ilang ulo (I learned the steps so that drivers who are in hurry may be entertained and not lose their temper)," he told reporters.

He said they will dance to one of the dance hits of the late Michael Jackson.

"Makatabang man ni. Ang kalsada nagkadaghan man ang sakyanan, aron dili boring ba (This well help to lessen boredome while on the streets)," he said.

Meanwhile, Poliquit said the traffic along McArthur Highway on Monday was manageable.

He said the advisory they gave to Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) helped a lot to ease the traffic congestion.

Addu closed its Gates 1, 2, and 2A the whole day and used Gates 3, 3A, and 4 at Acacia Street for entrance and exit.

Poliquit said they are also sending proposals to other schools to manage traffic congestion.

TMC is also considering the Davao Christian School along V. Mapa St., Poliquit said.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 10, 2014.

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