200 trike operators face franchise suspension for violations

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200 trike operators face franchise suspension for violations

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Franchises of around 200 Tagbilaran City tricycles have been marked for suspension by the City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) for violations committed by errant drivers of the units.

According to CTMO chief Tonny Samante, the list of violators have been passed on to the city Sanguniang Panglungsod (SP) as the CTMO recommended the suspension of their franchises and the grounding of units for 60 days.

Samante is optimistic that the initiative would impart discipline on tricycle drivers amid mounting complaints from the public against them.

More than a hundred tricycle units have violations recorded by the office since January this year, he said.

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Those included in the list submitted to the SP are tricycle units which have committed at least four traffic violations since the start of the year.

Samante cited refusal to take in passengers, overcharging, and illegal parking as among the common violations committed by tricycle drivers.

In repeated offenses, the CTMO is pushing for the revocation of franchises of tricycles which continue to commit violations and the ban on errant trike drivers from driving any type of motorcycle.

Samante also urged the riding public to help discipline erring tricycle drivers by reporting them to the CTMO so appropriate actions can be taken against them. (Allen Doydora)

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