GAPO’s DEFENSIVE DRIVING SEMINARS
Some one hundred twenty (120) Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) drivers attended this week's Defensive Driving Seminar which is regularly conducted in Olongapo by the Office of Traffic Management & Public Safety (OTMPS) on orders of Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr.
OTMPS Head Col. Jose A. Aquino led the facilitators which included Roberto G. Gregorio, Special Operation/Assistant Training Officer and Allan P. Dancel, Deputy for Operation/Training Officer.
“Ipinapaalala ng seminar na ito ang mga alituntunin at batas na kailangang sundin ng lahat ng mga drayber upang maiwasan ang aksidente sa kalsada,” wika ni Mayor Gordon.
The seminar aims to inform drivers of PUVs in Olongapo on the Do’s and Don’t’s in driving. This includes discipline, proper wearing of uniforms and correct fares to charge passengers.
City Ordinances to improve traffic management in the city are also being discussed in the seminar, including City Ordinance No. 32 Series of 1983 or the Ordinance providing for the Comprehensive Zoning Regulation for the City of Olongapo.
The City is conducting these seminars for drivers to ensure the safety of the riding public. It is also an opportunity for the drivers and OTMPS personnel to communicate for the improvement of the flow of traffic in the city.
Mayor Gordon discussed the steps being taken by the city to resolve traffic problems. This includes plans to construct overpasses near schools, market, mall and churches.