Zambo City Mayor Climaco asks cops, traffic aides to strictly enforce truck ban extension

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Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered the police and other concerned agencies to ensure that traffic rules are fully enforced after the City Council passed a resolution, concurring her executive order on truck ban extension.

EO No. 373 provides that truck ban in some selected thoroughfares in the city has been extended from 6am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm from Monday to Friday, excluding holiday.

The ban covers cargo trucks of more than five gross weight tonnage, including trailers and container vans.

“The order is now in effect with the concurrence by the Sangguniang Panlungsod,” the city government said.

The areas covered by the truck ban are: Baliwasan Chico, Gov. Camins Ave., Gov. Ramos Ave., Zamboanga-Labuan Road (intersection Baliwasan Chico-T. Caludio St towards Suterville-San Roque Road.

From 6 to 8 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., 10-wheeler trucks are not allowed at Zamboanga-Labuan Road (intersection Baliwasan Chico-T. Claudio St towards Suterville-San Roque Road).

Section 2 of the EO 373 provides that total truck ban at all times is in effect for 10-wheeler trucks and up at Gov. Alvarez St., Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue, Zamboanga-Labuan Road (intersection Baliwasan Chico-T. Castillo Road toward junction of San Jose Road-Alejo Alvarez St.

Exempted from the truck ban are fuel tanks and LPG carriers, as well as trucks carrying flammable gas cylinders to include acetylene gas and medical/industrial grade oxygen; Zamboanga City Water District water tankers, refrigerated vans or immediate consumption goods, trucks carrying perishable goods, agricultural products and those transporting factory workers.

“Exemptions shall not apply to trucks that are empty or carrying empty containers,” the EO read.

Climaco has ordered the Zamboang City Police Office, with the help of the traffic aides and members of the local inter-agency committee on enforcement of Land Transportation Regulations, to “strictly implement” the EO.