CCTO: More than 10K citation tickets issued in February

THE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) flagged down and issued citation tickets to 10,162 motorists for the month of February 2023.

This was slightly less compared to the 10,230 citation tickets they issued to motorists last January.

Most of the violations committed by motorists are disregarding traffic signs like “no stopping anytime, no left or right turn, and no parking.” The CCTO said in its social media post Wednesday, March 1, 2023, that it also impounded 486 motorcycles, 314 electric bikes, and 14 private vehicles.

In January, the CCTO impounded 647 motorcycles and 140 electric bikes.

In February, the City’s traffic agency also clamped 512 vehicles that were caught illegally parking during their day and night operations.

Meanwhile, 38 motorists are now facing charges before the court for not being able to settle their violations in a given period.

Violators were given three days upon the receipt of their citation tickets to pay the corresponding fines at the CCTO’s new office at the South Road Properties.

CCTO’s Paul Gotiong told SunStar Cebu Wednesday, March 1, 2023, that their legal team will review all unsettled violations to check what appropriate charges should be filed against them.

“When a traffic violator is issued a citation, they are given 72 hours or three days to settle. All violations not settled after the given period will then be forwarded to our legal section for review and filing of cases,” said Gotiong.

According to Gotiong, all “moving violations” like disregarding traffic signs and beating the red lights carry a fine of P1,000.

The fine is also the same for motorists who are caught blocking intersections and pedestrian crosswalks, added Gotiong.