By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
Pasig City Mayor-elect Vico Sotto wants to remove the “quota system” of traffic enforcers in the city.
“Sa tingin ko ang unang kailangan gawin ay tanggalin ang quota system nila (I think, the first thing to do is to remove the [enforcer’s] qouta system),” Sotto said in an interview over DZMM.
According to Sotto, the city’s traffic enforcers should not wait for violators to apprehend traffic violators or be pressured to meet the number of tickets they have to issue in a month.
“Dapat mag focus sila sa daloy ng trapiko (They should focus on the managing the flow of traffic),” Sotto said.
The 29-year-old politician said the local government will also make a system whereby the public will be able to report incidents of bribery.
“Ang problema po kasi sa qouta system, pagka may quota po yung enforcer, talagang na pre-pressure sila na manghuli ng manghuli imbes na asikasuhin ang daloy ng trapiko,” Sotto said.
(The problem with the quota system, is that when an enforcer has a qouta to meet, they will be pressured to apprehend instead of managing the flow of traffic.)
The incoming mayor earlier said he would also suspend the odd-even scheme on selected roads in the city.
The scheme bans vehicles with license plates ending with even numbers to pass through selected roads every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
While on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, vehicles with license plates ending with odd numbers are not allowed to use the thoroughfares.