Makati’s half-year traffic fine collection hits P33M
The Makati City government has collected over P33 million in fines for traffic violation tickets issued from January to June this year.
Based on records from the Ordinance Violation Receipt Redemption Management Division (OVRRMD) of the Makati Public Safety Department (PSD), over P29.6 million in fines were also collected from July to December last year.
More than 144,000 traffic violations have been recorded by the PSD on the first year of the administration of Mayor Abby Binay, who ordered intensified operations to promote road discipline.
“As the number of motor vehicles using our roads continues to increase, we must ensure that traffic laws are strictly observed by motorists to keep our streets safe and speed up traffic flow as well,” Binay said on Wednesday.
In just the first two weeks of July, the PSD has recorded a total of 7,719 traffic violations, with disobedience to traffic control signs and signals topping the list at 1,325 tickets.
Under the Makati City Traffic Code, disobedience to traffic signs is penalized with a penalty of P2,500 or the suspension of the driver’s license, or both.
The mayor reiterated her call for the riding public to report abusive and reckless drivers through the city’s official social media accounts—My Makati on Facebook and @MakatiTraffic @Mayora_Abby on Twitter. JPV
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.