Pasig City mayor-elect Vico Sotto recently stirred up social media when he announced his plans to remove the city’s ‘unfair and ineffective’ odd-even coding scheme on his first day of office—to the delight of many netizens. In a previous interview, he also stated that he intends to remove the quota system imposed on the city’s traffic enforcers.
According to a report by the Manila Bulletin, Sotto reiterated in a DZMM interview yesterday that he plans to push through with the removal of the traffic enforcers’ quotas.
“Ang problema po kasi sa quota system, pag may quota po yung enforcer, talagang na-pre-pressure sila na manghuli nang manghuli imbes na asikasuhin ang daloy ng trapiko,” Sotto said in the interview. “Dapat mag-focus sila sa daloy ng trapiko.”
It makes more sense—if the traffic enforcers don’t have to worry about meeting the quota, they can concentrate on managing the flow of traffic instead. Smoother traffic flow will result in less confusion among motorists. Arguably, this confusion is what leads to a considerable number of violations in the first place, especially for drivers who aren’t used to driving in a particular area.
Sotto also mentioned his plans to devise a system that will allow the public to report incidents of bribery to the local government.
Do you think these measures will be helpful? Thoughts in the comments, please.