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Monday, October 12, 2015

TAGBILARAN CITY, October 9 (PIA)--If records are taken at a glance, there is some truth in saying that driving in Bohol is never really fun. 

And no matter how a good driver you are, you are not spared from those accidents-waiting to happen through unregulated drunk driving and over-speeding freaks. 

Crime data from police crime database at Camp Dagohoy revealed that in September, the seven homicide cases recorded in Bohol were all caused by vehicular accidents.

Moreover, in the presentation he shared to the members of the Bohol Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Thursday, October 8, Police Superintendent Pedrillo M. Villamor pointed out that of the 164 physical injury cases noted in Bohol for the period, a total of 112 of these are caused by traffic related incidents. 
This, PSupt. Villamor said, is 68% of the incidents. 

While it is also a common belief that several of these vehicular accidents are preventable should the authorities get serious in their jobs, the problem of unregulated drunk or driving under influence of liquor or drugs driving largely figures out in these accidents. 

A common traffic problem here which causes most accidents is the drivers who obtained licenses despite their apparent ignorance of the traffic laws.

In Tagbilaran City, drivers casually swerve and weave through traffic in solid yellow lines where overtaking is prohibited, and put on high beams for night driving, oblivious to the other inconvenienced drivers of vehicles in the opposite direction. 

Defensive drivers ascribe to the problem with the Land Transportation Office policy of granting drivers' licenses even to those in absentia. 

Moreover, several drivers in Bohol do not even hold valid licenses, according to police post accident investigation records. 

If it is not dangerous drivers on the road, alcohol and drug intoxicated drivers are usual in accidents, the same accident reports indicate. 

According to the LTO, they are curbing the problem of fixers, but have yet to show the effects of their new policies. 

The government transportation authority also informed the PPOC that it has bought Alcohol Breath Analyzer to aid traffic marshals in getting drunk drivers off the streets. It has not put up a position however for somebody to man the machine. 

On the other hand, the LTO, through registrar Erwin Patalinghug said they have just deputized police traffic constables to implement the traffic laws in their respective towns. 

The deputation of traffic police also comes with the handling of Temporary Operators Permit which allows police to issue citation tickets for traffic offenders. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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