TMG Apprehends 100 Colorum Jeepneys, Buses in Series of Operations in Cavite
Byline: DEL VILLANUEVA
CAMP GENERAL GARCIA, Imus, Cavite - The Cavite Traffic Management Group (TMG) has apprehended more than 100 colorum public utility vehicles (PUVs) in a series of operations in this province.
Senior Inspector Lawrence Cajipe, Cavite TMG chief, said the all-out drive against colorum jeepneys and buses was launched two months ago in the wake of complaints by commuters who said operators and drivers of PUVs are openly violating traffic laws and regulations to the detriment of the riding public.
Cajipe said some of the complaints were filed with the Malacanang's Public Transport Office (PTAO) headed by Presidential Assistant Ariel Lim who immediately instructed TMG director Chief Supt. Errol Pan to conduct a no nonsense drive against colorum PUVs plying the Cavite-Batangas-Manila route.
As a result of the campaign, Cajipe reported, for the period from April 24 to the present, more than 100 colorum buses and jeepneys were apprehended by the Cavite TMG operatives.
The operators and drivers were fined for violating traffic rules and regulations such as trip cutting, no fare matrix, out of line, failure to issue tickets, and use of expired driver's licenses.
Cajipe said the fines for the operation of colorum PUVs are R1,500 for first offense, R2,500 for second offense; and R4,500 for third offense. …