I-ACT records nearly 100% rise in traffic apprehensions in Q1 2018
The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) recorded a nearly 100 percent increase in traffic apprehensions during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the last quarter of 2017.
On Monday, the I-ACT said it recorded a 99.9 percent increase of apprehensions for the first three months of this year.
I-ACT data showed that 4,132 traffic violators were apprehended by from January to May 24 compared to only 1,379 from September to December 2017.
The agency issued tickets to 2,555 motorists for various violations that included driving vehicles with defective parts. I-ACT said 928 vehicles were impounded for “colorum” or illegal commercial operations, illegal parking, and out of line violations. Other motorists were apprehended due to “smoke belching” or their vehicle’s emission of dark smoke beyond allowable levels.
“With IACT’s intensified and wider scope of operations, we are able to double our apprehensions compared to last year,” I-ACT head Tim Orbos said in a statement.
“Though it is a significant achievement for us, it is also a bit disappointing to see the number increase as years go by,” Orbos, who was also an undersecretary of the Department of Transportation, added.
Earlier recorded its biggest number of apprehended vehicles in a single day was 156. /vvp
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