WAKE UP CALL

CTTMO chief reiterates safe driving to motorists

Two recent fatal road accidents in a span of two weeks in Davao City must serve as a wake up call to motorists, especially to reckless drivers.This was the message of Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) chief Dionisio Abude who reminded motorists to drive safely following the two consecutive fatal vehicle mishaps that claimed a total of 11 fatalities.

“Pahimangnuan dapat ning mga driver nga dili sila dapat maka angol,” Abude, in an interview on Thursday, July 13, said.

Abude underscored discipline while driving should always be practiced by every motorist.

“Gi-ingnan nako nang mga driver atong drivers education nga tarungon nila pag drive kay wala sila kabalo basig kanang ilahang gibanggan parente na diay nila,” he said.

On the CTTMO’s end, the traffic chief said the agency was never amiss in implementing traffic rules.

“Kadaghan namo’g gipamutang na mga traffic sign diha sa diversion, wala sad mi nag kulang sa pag panakop. Kay bisag unsaon natog dupa-dupa tanan anang mga kalsada diha, kung ang driver gyud walay pakabana, naa gihapoy madisgrasya,” he explained.

In fact, according to Abude, they have apprehended a total of 3,690 reckless drivers from January 2018 to March 2019.

Aside from that, CTTMO apprehended 13,045 motorists not wearing safety helmets, 7,718 speed limit violators and a total of 18,290 who disregarded traffic signs.

Abude, meanwhile, appealed to the motorists of Davao City to consider these recent vehicular accidents a warning.

“Akoa lang gyung maingon kay mag amping sila sa pag maneho,” he said.

Last May 31, two women died after bumping their car to a bus along Quimpo Boulevard.

The untimely death of newly-graduated Faye Rosales and Melody Ann Sotelo Ybañez, who was the driver of a Mazda sedan that crashed to a Yutong bus driven by Ricky Aban Deloso, generated massive sympathy on social media.

Less than 15 days after that incident, nine people died in a multiple vehicular collisions at the junction Matina Pangi Road and Carlos P. Garcia Highway at around 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 12.The wing van truck driven by Joel Sinpay Aras bumped off nine other vehicles including a Toyota high Ace Van (BCN661), Kia Sportage (KEP343), Honda CRV (LGE978), Mitsubishi L300 (AAG4913), Tmx with sidecar (5013LV), Avanza (ZSE506), Suzuki AVP (PPI830), and Multicab (JFG233).The driver is facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide, serious physical injury and damage to property.