DAGUPAN CITY – At least 70 units of colorum tricycles and without decal stickers have been impounded at the city plaza by the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) in line with its intensified campaign against illegal vehicles plying the streets of the city.

POSO Chief Carlito Ocampo said Oplan Zero Colorum intends to clear the roads of colorum vehicles, vowing “to pursue our operation against colorum tricycles until all that is left on the roads are only those granted with franchise and decal stickers.”

Ocampo noted that among the many reasons why the main streets of the city are clogged with vehicles is the proliferation of colorum tricycles in the city.

“This is why we devised an operational plan to support our anti-colorum campaign and also against out-of-line operations,” said Ocampo.

Ocampo pointed out that his office is determined not only to minimize, but also to resolve the cause of traffic congestion in the city.

“We are determined not only to minimize, but to put a stop to the traffic problems caused by these colorum vehicles, which if left unattended will further cause more headaches to the general public and the authorities,” Ocampo said.

Colorum operation carries a fine of P1, 000 for the 1st offense, P3, 000 for the 2nd offense and P5,000 for 3rd offense and a P400 per day impounding fee.

Ocampo encouraged all stakeholders and commuting public to patronize tricycles with franchise decal stickers to discourage non-franchise holders and without decal tricycles from plying the streets.

He also sought the assistance of the public to report traffic violators through the POSO hotline at 075 529-1632 or via the POSO Dagupan FB page. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Aug. 23, 2017)