BACOLOD City – Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member Carlos Jose Lopez has called on the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) to strictly implement traffic rules and regulations in all major streets in the city.
According to Lopez, the SP continues to receive complaints against erring drivers who defy road laws that mainly cause traffic jams in the city’s major thoroughfares.
Lopez said the perennial traffic problem in the metro is primarily caused by illegally parked vehicles.
“We are urging our traffic authorities to strictly enforce City Ordinance (CO) No. 338,” he said.
The councilor recently authored a resolution ensuring that traffic rules and regulations are observed.
“Any motor vehicle causes hindrance to the public access can be put out rightly towed as well as vehicles parked in private properties,” the councilor stressed as he cited the provision of CO 338.
Lopez said areas covered for the road clearing are being used for private gain, such as those public utility vehicles parked at illegal terminals, private vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles parked in the streets and sidewalks, carinderias and others.
He added that BTAO is the enforcement arm of the local government unit of Bacolod and that they should be strict in enforcing such policy to ensure the smooth flow of traffic in the area./PN