Albay gov’t to send demand letters to drivers with unpaid violation tickets
The Provincial Government of Albay announced that it will send demand letters to drivers with unpaid ticket violations.
Through its traffic safety division, the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) vows to go after traffic violators who avoid paying traffic fine.
Traffic Czar Roderick Mendoza confirmed they had already requested to send demand letters to thousands of provincial traffic violators through Governor Edcel “Grex” Lagman and the Provincial Legal Office.
“Hindi basta para singilin at makakolekta, but this is a way of discipline. Paraan lang ito para mabawasan ang mga aksidente sa kalsada at pagbubuwis ng buhay dahil sa simpleng hindi pagsunod sa batas trapiko,” Mendoza said.
Based on the record, the APSEMO traffic section registered an average of 1,200 traffic violators weekly, with P500,000 per week or almost P2.5 million monthly collection.
From January 2021- April 2023, the province recorded 125,234 total apprehensions, with 58,434 settled and 66,916 unsettled violations.
“Maganda pakinggan na malaki ang koleksyon ng Albay pero ang totoo, nakakalungkot dahil patunay lamang ito na marami pa rin ang pasaway, marami pa rin ang lumalabag sa batas na dapat ay matugunan,” Mendoza said.
According to the provincial government, top five violations reported include: No helmet, Disregarding traffic signs, Unlicensed Driver, Failure to use seatbelt and Overloading.
Lagman has already issued an order to focus on quality apprehensions to secure the safety of Albayanos.