February 26, 2024

The Baguio City Police Office reported a total of 59,816 traffic apprehensions from Jan. 1 to Oct. 6, earning the city government more than P26 million from traffic citation tickets.
Almost half of the total traffic apprehensions were operated by the BCPO-Traffic Enforcement Unit at 28,168; Station 1 – 2,489; Station 2 – 6,032; Station 3 – 2,520; Station 4 – 1,125; Station 5 – 2,286; Station 6 – 1,035; Station 7 – 7,126; Station 8 – 947; Station 9 – 1,224; and Station 10 – 1,153.
The BCPO-City Mobile Force Company apprehended 1,349 traffic violations while the Mobile Patrol unit apprehended 3,219; the Tourist Police Unit with 732 while the Highway Patrol Group apprehended 425.
City Police Director Col. Francisco B. Bulwayan Jr. said the most common traffic violation is illegal parking.
He reminded motorists to follow directional traffic signs and park only in designated parking areas.
The city government is operating the Ganza parking area as a pay-parking facility as well as regulating the collection of fees for the use of certain roads in the central business district for parking.
Bulwayan reminded the public to adhere to the Number Coding Ordinance being implemented from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. within the central business district and major thoroughfares.
Bulwayan also reminded motorists of the truck ban disallowing heavy equipment vehicles, trailers, dump trucks and other freight trucks with gross weight capacity of 4,500 kilograms or more in traversing, parking or unloading through the streets or roads in the city from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 9 p.m.
Another policy in the relative to traffic management is Ordinance 18 s. 2019, which provides for the speed limits pursuant to Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan