A task force was organized by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office to strictly impose highway discipline along the provincial highway leading to Bacolod City, to minimize, if not totally eliminate, traffic accidents.
Senior Supt. Allan Guisihan, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, said he will implement it at the boundary of Bago and Bacolod in the south, and from EB Magalona to Bacolod City in the north.
Guisihan said has noted that drivers of fast and slow-moving vehicles do not observe the proper highway lanes, and they leads to accidents.
Chief Inspector Arnie Cuaresma, newly-installed PNP Highway Patrol Group chief in Negros Occidental, was designated by Guisihan as head of the task force, police units of Bago, Talisay, Silay and EB Magalona as members.
Guisihan said drivers of slow-moving vehicles must strictly use the right side of the highway, and fast-moving vehicles the left lane.
The four-lane highway from EB Magalona to Bacolod City has been considered a “killer highway” by northbound commuters, because of numerous vehicular accidents on it in the past several years.
Before its implementation on Feb. 1, Guisihan said there will be a weeklong information drive, starting tomorrow, where members of the task force will remind erring drivers of traffic rules and regulations.
He said apprehended violators will be issued citation tickets, and the fines collected will be remitted to the local government in those areas. *GPB