Davao police reports increase in road mishaps

Feb. 18, 2016
An armored van is believed to have hit and killed this man along Bolton bridge Monday afternoon.

ROAD MISHAP. The Davao City Police Office reported an increase in the number of road accidents at the early part of this year compared to last year’s figure. (File photo)

By Noveah May Simbajon, Davao Today Intern

DAVAO CITY — Even with the imposed speed limit in the city, the Philippine National Police said there is an increase of road accidents here this early part of the year as compared with last year.

City Police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Milgrace Driz said that this year, there are seven recorded cases of “reckless imprudence resulting to homicide” compared to four last year.

Driz said the “dramatic” increase in the number of cases is due to violations of traffic rules and regulations.

She said road mishaps are also blamed on the public’s “negligence”.

She emphasized a strict compliance to Republic Act No. 10586, an act penalizing persons driving under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, and similar substances, and Republic Act No. 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.

She added drivers should observe of the speed limit in order to prevent accidents. This is under the Executive Order No. 39 that sets 30 kilometer per hour, 40 km/h and 60 km/h maximum allowable speeds in different areas of Davao City.

First-time offenders of the EO No. 39 will pay a fine of P2,000 and P3,000 for second time offenders. Meanwhile, repeat offenders will pay P10,000 and revocation of driving license. (davaotoday.com)

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