SAN JOSE, Antique, Jan. 14 (PIA)- - The Philippine National Police enjoined motorists to comply with traffic laws and ordinances to avoid accidents and sanctions when caught by authorities.
San Jose Police Station Chief of Police Major Benjo Clarite, in an interview during the PIA Radio Program, said that San Jose PNP recorded a total of 6,281 traffic violations in 2020 resulting in the confiscation of the driver's license of the violators.
The said apprehension resulted to a total revenue of P5,665,450 for the capital of town of the province, of which P4,247,600 were already collected and deposited to the coffers of the government and the remaining P1,417,450 are yet to be collected from unclaimed licenses.
"Traffic accidents are the biggest contributor to the recorded crime volume in San Jose," Clarite said.
PNP urged both motorists and commuters to educate themselves with laws and ordinances implemented in San Jose to avoid being apprehended.
Clarite also called on parents to instill discipline in their kids and emphasized to them the consequences of driving without a driver's license.
In addition, PNP San Jose also reported the apprehension of more than a thousand individuals for violating the curfew, for not wearing a face mask, and violation of social distancing protocol.
He encouraged everyone to comply with the health protocol not only to avoid apprehension by authorities but to ensure safety against the
For illegal drugs, San Jose PNP reported that out of the 28 barangays only one was not yet declared drug-free but still in the process of complying with its documentary requirements.
As to the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order 70 or the Whole-of-Nation-approach to End Local Communist and Armed Conflict (ELCAC), all of the 28 barangays in the capital town have already passed a resolution declaring the communist terrorist group as persona non-grata.
With this pandemic where everyone is encouraged to stay at home, mass gatherings like fiestas and other big events are not allowed; and with the implementation of curfew, PNP San Jose noted the decline in the number of cases against persons. (JBG/PSM/PIA-Antique)