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Police collect P1.4-M in fines after crackdown on noisy motorcycles

THE DAVAO City Police Office (DCPO) has intensified its crackdown on bora-bora (modified mufflers) motorcycles and other traffic violators, issuing over 1,600 citations and collecting P1.47 million in fines in the past week.

From June 30 to July 6, the Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) and 19 police stations conducted operations citywide, focusing on violations like modified mufflers, lack of helmets or license plates, and speeding.

Captain Hazel Tuazon, spokesperson of the Davao City Police Office, said the key enforcement actions included: nine citations for modified mufflers (CTC) totaling P4,500 in fines, and 404 operations under RA 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code) resulting in 151 temporary operator’s permits (TOP) and P314,562 in fines.

Also, law enforcers also conducted 645 operations under C.O. 0334-12 leading to 1,636 citations and P812,380 in fines, and 294 apprehensions for speeding under C.O. 0270-23 with P294,000 in fines collected.

“We urge all motorists to respect and adhere to traffic laws to avoid inconvenience and accidents,” said Col Rolindo M Suguilon, DCPO officer-in-charge. 

“Our commitment is to ensure the safety and security of everyone on the roads,” Suguilon said.



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