The City Transportation and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) urged Public Utility Vehicle drivers to continue following the allowed seating capacity and the wearing of a face mask as Davao City lifts some restrictions on Covid-19 protocols.
In an interview over the Davao City Disaster Radio, CTTMO head Dionisio Abude said that traffic enforcers will continue to monitor if the guidelines under Executive Order (EO) 11 Series of 2022 “An Order Lifting All Covid-19 Restrictions in Davao City” are followed. In EO 11, PUVs are already allowed a 100 percent seating capacity.
Abude said that the number of passengers should not exceed the seating capacity. All passenger vehicles are marked with the number of passengers they can accommodate.
“Makita man gyud sa enforcer, common sense, na nagpatong-patong na or nagdikit na gyud og tao, nagtagilid na ang pasahero.Violation na pud na sa driver kung mag-sobra siya. Kinahanglan dapat kumpleto siya naa siya’y face mask dapat gani naa pud siya alcohol (The enforcer will see if the vehicle is over capacity. Exceeding the capacity would be a violation of the driver. He should wear a face mask, in fact, he should even have a hand sanitizer or alcohol),” Abude said.
He added that there should be no complacency in following health protocols such as wearing face masks because it is for the protection of the drivers and passengers.
“We still have the mandatory wearing of a face mask. If these protocols exist the passengers are still protected,” Abude said. CIO