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Friday, November 28, 2008


The City Ordinance imposing a “Truck Ban” in Olongapo City has been passed by the city council. Increased economic activities and increase in population has drastically affected the flow of vehicular traffic in Olongapo City.

Ordinance No. 22 is “An Ordinance Implementing a Truck Ban within the Major Thoroughfares, Roads, Streets, and Bridges of Olongapo City otherwise known as “The Olongapo City Truck Ban Ordinance”.

The banned type of ‘cargo trucks’ and vehicles refers to those with gross capacity weight of more than 4,500 kilograms and cargo motor vehicles like: cargo trucks, lorries, fuel tankers, liquid carriers, LPG/LNG tankers, cement bulk carriers, long-bed trailers, 10-20-40 footer container vans and head/tractor; Any size/length container vans and heads, heavy equipment like dump trucks, payloaders, cranes, etc.; cargo trucks and vehicles with more than 6 wheels.

The cargo trucks are banned from Kalaklan Bridge and Olongapo City- Dinalupihan Boundary during the following hours and days: 7:00AM- 9:00 AM and 11:00AM-7:00PM Monday to Friday. Cargo trucks and vehicles carrying food and perishable products are prohibited from traveling from 11:01AM-1:59PM, also Monday to Friday.

The apprehending traffic officer will issue a ‘citation ticket’ for the violation made and the offending driver and vehicle will not be allowed to proceed without paying the corresponding citation fine of P1,500 –First Offense; P2,500-Second Offense; P5,000-Third Offense and impounding of said vehicle.

A city-wide information drive on the truck ban is being implemented in preparation for the total implementation of Ordinance No. 22 starting January 2009. OCPAO

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