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HPG impounds over 16,000 vehicles, recovers 209 stolen vehicles

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 05:17 PM November 17, 2022
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PNP-HPG officer. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/ FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said its Highway Patrol Group (HPG)  impounded 16,861 vehicles since July 2022 for involvement in various traffic violations.

PNP chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr., said the impounded vehicles included 3,419 cars and 13,442 motorcycles. In addition, many vehicles were impounded for violations of the Republic Act (RA) 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.

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Azurin added that the HPG also reported that 425 drivers of motor vehicles were also issued citation tickets for using unauthorized HPG logos or stickers; 311 drivers for using illegal horns; 4,501 drivers for using blinkers or illegal lights; and 743 motorbike drivers for using illegally-modified mufflers.

A total of 5,980 traffic offenses were also reported, along with 350,487 traffic tickets or citations for various RA 4136 and local code violations.

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Meanwhile, in its campaign against car theft, the HPG arrested 222 suspects and recovered 209 vehicles that were reported as stolen.

“Let us step-up and intensify the enforcement of RA 4136, especially in busy highways in the country, to include areas which have been a regular scene of accidents to ensure road safety and security of the general public,” said Azurin.

“Ang aming patuloy na panawagan sa ating mga motorista na maging masunurin sa batas trapiko upang maiwasan ang abala at aksidente sa daan lalo na ngayong darating na kapaskuhan,” he added.

(We continue our appeal to our motorists to be obedient to traffic laws to avoid inconvenience and accidents on the road, especially this coming holiday season.)

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