INCOME from traffic violations during the first 11 months of 2019 hit P26 million, the City Administrator’s Office reported.
The amount represents a 2,148.63 percent increase as compared to the 2015 collections, 155.58 percent increase from the 2016 collections, 54.017 percent from 2017, and 37.61 percent increase from the 2018 collections.
As of November 2019, City Administrator Marie Angelique Go said 90 percent of the total violations are non-compliance of the provisions of City Ordinance 248 or the Traffic Ordinance of 2019.
Go said the total income is translated to 25,412 combined apprehensions by the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) and Task Force Ordinance (TFO).
She said the total apprehensions represent a 98 percent increase from the 2017 violators of 12, 811 and 24 percent increase from the 2018 apprehended violators of 20,412.
Meanwhile, for the month of December 2019, Go reported that the strict implementation of city ordinances related to traffic resulted to the apprehension of 1,137 violators.
She said that a total of 37 vehicles were towed during the same period, of which, 35 remain impounded and unclaimed at the impounding area in the village of San Roque as of January 6, this year. (SunStar Zamboanga)