Clamping, towing eyed in more Bacolod streets


Bacolod City – Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez is eyeing the institutionalization of the enforcement of the towing and clamping ordinance in other streets and roads in Bacolod City.

In the first implementation of the ordinance along Lacson Street, a major thoroughfare in Bacolod City, Benitez described it as “very good.”

“We have seen the effects of its enforcement where vehicles are now not allowed to park along Lacson that made traffic smoother,” the mayor said.

That’s what we need, he said, adding that the city opened one-way streets so that they will no longer park along Lacson street.

“We will be expanding it to other areas especially in major thoroughfares where there is traffic congestion,” Benitez said, as he is eyeing Circumferential Road in Bacolod City as the next to be cleared, noting that even bike lanes are being used for parking.

On October 11, the Bacolod Traffic Authority towed nine more vehicles and clamped 21 others for illegal parking along Lacson Street in Bacolod City, according to BTAO chief PMaj. Junjie Liba.

Meanwhile, Benitez said that negotiations for putting up high tech traffic systems with CCTVs, and a command center, is about to be finalized.

“When it’s done in a month the installation of equipment will start,” he added. (Chrysee Semillano via The Visayan Daily Star, photo courtesy of The Daily Guardian)

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