Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules

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EDSA bound motorists occupies all lanes in Commonwealth ave . in Quezon city. Motorists will enjoy smooth sail on open roads as The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to re-implement its no-contact apprehension policy, where motorists caught violating traffic rules through closed circuit television (CCTV) camera footage will be fined. The policy was approved by the Metro Manila Council last February 16 and is expected to be implemented by March and will take effect 15 days after its publication in a newspaper of general circulation. (photo by Michael VArcas) NOCONTACTPOLICY_COMMONWEALTH_02_VARCAS_180216

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) held a two-day training of its 30 traffic enforcers last April 23 and 24 to update their information on traffic management and improve attitude while on duty.

Ang situation natin on the ground paiba-iba, hindi siya static. So, kailangan i-update namin yung mga bagong memo, mga bagong rules, bagong regulations. Kailangan up-to-date yung aming mga traffic officers (The situation on the ground is not yet static, we need to update the new memo, new rules, new regulations. Our traffic enforcers need to be re-trained),” DPOS head General Elmo D.G. San Diego said.

Moreover, the department reminded the traffic enforcers that just because they are equipped with booklets does not mean they have to issue tickets every time.

Kailangan mag-render sila ng traffic control para ma-maintain ang batas trapiko sa area kung saan sila naka-assign (They need to do maintain traffic control and follow traffic rules in areas where they were assigned),” DPOS education and training section head Corazon B. Medes said. — Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz