A CITY councilor wants drivers caught driving without a license arrested and jailed and not just fined.

Councilor Conrado C. Baluran said the offense is only punishable with a P1,500 fine. The amount could go down to P500 if the arrest was made by city traffic enforcers.

About 9,000 drivers were caught for the offense in two years since Sept. 2017, the official said, citing data from the City Transport and Traffic Management Office.

He said driving is a privilege given to those who have promised to follow road rules. — Carmelito Q. Francisco