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Tricycle drivers warned vs. fake matrix

THE Cordova Traffic Management (CTM) has warned tricycle drivers that they will face a penalty of around P500 if they are caught using a fake fare matrix.

This after several drivers were caught using “duplicates.”

CTM Head Erwin Restauro told SunStar Cebu Friday, March 17, 2023, that they started their operations against the illegal use of the fare matrix last week after receiving reports that such document was being reproduced by several drivers.

At least 22 drivers were caught using a fake fare matrix in Barangay Poblacion.

To distinguish the fakes from the original matrix, Restauro said he had placed a marking or design that couldn’t easily be copied.

Restauro said the drivers caught with a fake matrix were given a stern warning and the fare matrix confiscated.

Tricycle drivers are mandated to secure a fare matrix from the Cordova Municipal Government, according to a local ordinance.

Restauro said the document is free of charge, provided that the drivers can submit requirements such as a Mayor’s Permit or permit to operate, driver’s license, the tricycle’s Official Receipt (OR) and Certificate of Registration (CR).

Meanwhile, Restauro urged the public to report to the CTM drivers overcharging passengers and those who refuse to give discounts to PWDs (persons with disabilities) and senior citizens.

Currently, passengers have to pay fare of P20 when riding alone on a tricycle anywhere in Cordova town and P15 when there are two or more passengers.

Restauro said a maximum of three passengers are allowed to ride per tricycle.

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