May 22, 2024

Violation of Ordinance 1, s. 2003 or the Vehicle Number Coding Scheme topped the list of traffic rule transgressions in the city.

Records from the Baguio City Police Office Traffic Enforcement Unit under Maj. Zacarias Dausen showed a total of 15,679 number coding apprehensions conducted by the traffic division, 10 stations, and other units of the BCPO from Jan. 1 to July 21.

Obstruction came in second with 10,874 apprehensions followed by illegal parking with 9,127.

Other violations are violation of traffic police instructions with 5,671 apprehensions; disregarding traffic signs, 5,240; motorcycle ban, 1,563; reckless driving, 870; driving without license, 790; failure to use seatbelt, 713; and truck ban, 621.

The total number of traffic violations committed was 54,543.

In the data from Jan. 1 to July 17, the TEU reported collecting P18,893,830 from the 53,253 apprehensions conducted during the period.

Dausen said the amount of collection was based on the clearances issued by the TEU and did not cover those who paid their violation at the City Treasury Office and failed to get clearance from them. – Aileen P. Refuerzo