The Tagbilaran City police and city traffic bureau reaffirmed their commitment in drives against motorcycles with loud mufflers amid mounting complaints over noise pollution created by these vehicles.
According to City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) chief Tony Samante, the agency has seized a number of loud motorcycle mufflers which are kept at their office and are set to be run over by a road roller.
Authorities of the CTMO have been ordered to strictly implement the ban on loud mufflers as traffic enforcers remain on the look out for noisy motorcycles and continue to arrest drivers of these vehicles, Samante said.
For his part, Tagbilaran City police chief Nicomedes Olaivar said that he will maintain the city police forceâ€™s campaign against motorcycles with noisy mufflers.
Olaivar acknowledged the efforts of his predecessor, Supt. George Vale, in suppressing the movement of the said vehicles in the city while he vowed to replicate the initiative.
Earlier this year, over 100 confiscated modified motorcycle mufflers were crushed by a road roller inside Camp Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City.
Through DYRDâ€™s â€œTexklamoâ€, Tagbilaran City residents have been airing their complaints against noisy motorcycles that go around the city particularly during night time. (Rey Tutas)