Vehicle impoundment is illegal as counterflow penalty, councilors say

By: King Anthony Perez, Nestle L. Semilla February 07,2018 - 11:45 AM

CDN PHOTO / Nestle Semilla

Cebu City councilors Joel Garganera, Raymond Garcia, and Pastor Alcover clarified that they are not totally against the counterflow measure of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.

The councilors, however, oppose the penalty that requires counterflowing motor vehicles to be impounded for 30 days.

Osmeña’s Executive Order No. 34 covers all forms of reckless driving, specifically “driving left or commonly known as driving counter flow.”

The councilors argue that vehicle impoundment is not among the sanctions provided for vehicles caught to counter flow under the Traffic Code of the Philippines.

“If he (Osmeña) thinks that counter flowing is illegal, then you cannot have a solution that is also illegal,” Alcover said.

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