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Crackdown vs traffic violators continue

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Police authorities continue crackdown against violators of City Ordinance 248 otherwise known as the Revised Traffic Code of Zamboanga City in a bid to ease traffic situation and ultimately maintain order in the city proper area.

Implemented in coordination with the City Administrator’s Office, the intensified campaign focuses on parking regulations, pursuant to Article 3, Sections 1 and 2 of the traffic code.

Under the traffic code’s parking regulations (Art. 3, Sec. 1) No parking or stopping, loading and unloading, shall be allowed on the side of the street immediately fronting the gates and entrances to public buildings, schools, churches, hospitals, theaters, banks, military camps, private driveways and other similar establishments used for public gatherings.

Vehicles are likewise not allowed to park on any designated pedestrian lane; within five meters from fire hydrants; within six meters from any intersection or street corners; and on any approaches to bridges as defined in the ordinance.

The code provides absolutely no parking on the following streets: Climaco Avenue—from its junction with Mayor Gregorio Ledesma Road up to its junction with J.S. Alano St.; Gov. Lim Ave.—from its junction with Varela St. up to its junction with Saavedra St.; Veterans Ave.—from its junction with Gen. Vicente Alvarez St. to its junction with Gov. Camins Road and eastward up to San Bernardino Bridge; the portion of Zaragoza Extension “Pershing” St. from its junction with P. Lorenzo St. up to its junction with I. Magno St.; Don Pablo Lorenzo St.—from its junction with Gov. Lim Ave. up to the unnamed road at the back of City Hall.

Parking is also prohibited on Gov. Alvarez St.—from its junction with Mayor Gregorio Ledesma Road to its junction with Nuñez St.; Varela St.—from its junction with R.T. Lim Boulevard up to its junction with Mayor Gregorio Ledesma Road; Pura Brillantes St—the whole length; Tomas Claudio St.—from its junction with Mercado St. up to its junction with Almonte St.; Corcuera St.—the whole length; R.T. Lim Boulevard—from its junction with Varela St. up to Brent Hospital; Nuñez St.— from its junction with Gov. Lim Ave. up to its junction with Gov. Alvarez St.; and from its junction with Gov. Alvarez St. up to its junction with Gov. Camins Ave.; Magno St.—the whole length.

Also strictly no parking on La Purisima St—whole stretch—from from its junction with Gov. Alvarez St. up to its junction with Gov. Lim Ave; Mayor Jaldon (Sucabon St.)—from its junction with Climaco Ave. (Viva Theater) up to its junction with Gov. Alvarez St.; Pilar St.—the whole length—from its junction with Veterans Ave. up to its junction with P. Lorenzo St; Maria Clara—both sides—from its junction with Zaragoza St. up to its junction with Rizal St.

Also subject for strict implementation are provisions under Art. 3, Sec. 2, providing for “one side parking” for private vehicles on P. Reyes St., Antonio Orendain St., Barcelona St., Gen. Vicente Alvarez St., Tomas Claudio St., J.S. Alano St., Valderrosa St., Normal Road, Rizal St., and Maria Clara St., among other provisions. (Sheila Covarrubias & Vic Larato)




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