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CTTMO and TEU addressing traffic problems

Gio J. Tanudtanud


THE CITY Transport and Traffic Management Office and the Traffic Enforcement Unit assured that they constantly assess and implement measures to address the increasing number of vehicles and commuters to avoid chaos in the streets. 

During the iSpeak forum on Jan. 18, PCpt Raymund B. Bacera Jr., deputy chief of TEU, said Davao City is a fast-growing city dealing with the growing number of vehicles both from its residents and the neighboring cities coming to visit.

As a result, Davao City experiences clogged traffic, saturated roads, and overcrowded intersections. Aggravating the situation is the construction or repair of some roads, which can cause gridlock. 

However, he said they are doing their best to address the issues and make the roads safer and more convenient for Davaoeños.

For instance, he said they have to turn off the lights when the roads are overcapacity so a traffic enforcer can personally direct the vehicles to ensure a smooth flow of traffic. Also, the CTTMO and the TEU deploy more personnel during peak hours to assist commuters, particularly students and workers.

Meanwhile, Dionisio Abude, CTTMO head, hoped lawmakers would pass a law to phase out old private vehicles that are no longer road-worthy.

Siguro, naa tay balaod national law nga dapat naay phase out sa mga sakyanan,” he said.

Nonetheless, both officials agreed that driver’s discipline is critical to prevent traffic and road accidents.



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