Quezon City’s no-contact policy very timely, says Dept. of Public Order and Safety head

Visayas Avenue in Quezon CIty

The leadership of Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) said that the city’s no-contact apprehension program (NCAP) is beneficial to both motorists and enforcers alike.

According to DPOS Head Elmo San Diego, the initiative limits face-to-face interaction, which is a good practice for social distancing.

“This is very timely during the pandemic also because it will lessen the face-to-face interaction between traffic enforcers and motorists and will therefore decrease the risk of viral transmission. Mawawala na din yung pakiusapan at ayusan with traffic enforcers (the pleading and bribing practices with traffic enforcers will be addressed as) and all motorists shall be encouraged to follow all traffic rules and regulations,” the retired Police Brigadier General said.

Quezon City DPOS logo

The Quezon City government started the implementation of the newest initiative since October 12, following the move made by other local government units in Metro Manila such as Valenzuela, Parañaque, and Manila.

Since Quezon City is one of the’ gateways going in and out of North Luzon Expressway as well as nearby cities such as Manila, Caloocan, San Juan, and Marikina, it caters to a high volume of traffic, which means a high probability for erring motorists.

Earlier, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte claimed that the city government is not after the earnings but to instill discipline to motorists traversing the area.

Photos from Ruben D. Manahan IV, Department of Public Order and Safety-DPOS Facebook page

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