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Naga imposes rules for P15 trimobile fare

By Jason B. Neola

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Naga City approved the proposed P15-minimum transportation fare for trimobile operators and drivers on January 16. The approval, announced by Executive Director Renne Gumba of the Public Safety Office in a press briefing on January 17, is contingent on strict adherence to traffic regulations and ordinances.

Gumba emphasized the importance of observing traffic rules to ensure the proper delivery of services to the riding public. The Public Safety Office has initiated a heightened enforcement of traffic rules, issuing citation tickets to trimobile drivers who overcharge, overload, or operate without a franchise.

Among the implemented rules is the requirement for drivers to wear appropriate clothing, presenting a professional appearance. Gumba stressed the expectation for drivers to treat customers with respect, maintain a positive attitude, and uphold honesty.

Notably, the approved fare increase may be revoked if drivers fail to comply with the established conditions. Gumba highlighted the collective interest in enforcing these conditions for the benefit of the community, especially the riding public.

In addition to addressing trimobile concerns, the Public Safety Office will implement stringent measures for e-bike drivers and owners. Registration with the city government is mandatory before using e-bikes, and drivers are instructed to use the bicycle lane on the outermost part of the road to avoid accidents and penalties.

Collaborating with the City Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Naga City Bicycle Board, the Public Safety Office will conduct a road safety seminar on January 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. Gumba referred to drivers and operators as partners in maintaining discipline within their ranks.

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