At least 150 tricycle drivers and operators in the city will undergo seminars conducted by the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) starting today.
According to Tony Samante, chief of the CTMO, the seminars will be held from 1pm to 5pm every Saturday until November this year.
Those who will fail to join the seminars will not be able to renew their business permits and will not be able to operate in the city.
The participation of tricycle operators and drivers in the seminars is mandated by law but has not been strictly implemented before the current actions taken by the CTMO.
Various subjects will be discussed during the sessions including lectures on â€œpublic service, tourism related subjects, licensing and permit, rules and regulatioms on the operation of motorized tricycle units and the traffic code, among othersâ€, Samante said.
After joining the seminar, participants will be given certificates of attendance that will be required upon renewing business permits.
Samante said that the seminars were designed to impart discipline to drivers and lessen the complaints from the riding public against them. (with reports from Allen Doydora)