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15,000 jaywalkers nabbed in Davao City

Around 15,000 jaywalkers have been apprehended by the anti-jaywalking unit of the Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office since the implementation of the anti-jaywalking ordinance last December.

Donald Estoquio, an inspector at the CTTMO, said that most of the violators were apprehended at the City Hall-San Pedro area, despite having at least four pedestrian lanes fronting the San Pedro Square.

However, Estoquio said that the citations will be issued as soon as the tickets have been printed by the local government.

The release of citation tickets could be by April if the tickets are approved, printed, and distributed to CTTMO personnel.

There are 19 anti-jaywalking personnel from the CTTMO roaming the city’s major streets.

They include illegal crossings at the SIR area of MacArthur Highway as well as non-crossings across NCCC Mall in Maa and JP Laurel.

The violators are apprehended but are only required to attend a seminar at the CTTMO near SIR.

The administration of Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, in the first step of a major overhaul of traffic policies, revived the crackdown on jaywalking at the beginning of her term, as part of her Byaheng Do30 policy campaign.

Byaheng Do30 is a list of 30 projects across various areas that ensure inclusive benefits for all Dabawenyos.
(Yas D. Ocampo)