In a traffic accident, call the police, not Citom

CEBU. The Traffic Group of CCPO directs the City's traffic group to only man the traffic during vehicular accidents only and leave the investigating to the police. (Photo from Mayor Tomas Osmeña's FB Page)

THE personnel of the City Traffic Operatons Management (Citom) are no longer authorized to conduct investigation about and resolve all traffic-related cases in Cebu CIty.

Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Traffic Group OIC Dexter Balansag Basirgo said in his letter the to CITOM or the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) operations head Francisco Ouano that the Citom personnel's responsibility in the area of the vehicular accident is only limited to directing the traffic flow.

The investigation and sketching of every vehicular accident will be the jurisdiction of the PNP.

In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Cebu CIty Mayor Osmeña said "The police have ordered Citom to no longer resolve traffic accidents. If you are involved in an accident, sorry, we can no longer help you. Please contact the police directly. CITOM can only be in the area to manage traffic flow," Osmeña said.


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