As public utility buses (PUVs) continue to misbehave and live up to their moniker of ‘rolling coffins,’ the latest incident involving a Valisno Express bus that took the lives of four Filipinos, the Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) is taking matters into its own hands.
QCPD Police Chief Superintendent Edgardo Gonzales Tinio has instructed the department’s traffic division head Police Superintendent Ely Pintang to deploy more traffic enforcers especially in accident-prone areas of the city.
Aside from being able to manage traffic better with their presence and in effect minimizing the chances of an accident, traffic enforcers will also be able to assist victims of vehicular collisions immediately and thus save lives.
“Aside from doing normal traffic management and direction, the presence of the traffic enforcers in accident prone areas will also be helpful in rendering immediate assistance to motorists who need help,” said Tinio.
According to Pintang, accident-prone areas of Quezon City include Regalado cor. Minadanao Avenue; Don Mariano Marcos Ave. cor. Labayani; Quirino Highway in Gulod Novaliches; C.P Garcia and Katipunan Avenues; Aurora Boulevard; Don A. Roces Avenue and Scout Tobias Street; EDSA cor. Aurora Ave.; EDSA cor. Kamuning Road; EDSA cor. Timog and Santolan Roads; Commonwealth cor. Tandang Sora Ave.; Commonwealth cor. Winston St. in Fairview; Mindanao Ave.; Congressional and Visayas Avenues.
Source: Manila Bulletin