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Kalinga PNP intensifies campaign on safe driving

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga (PIA) - -Law enforcers are intensifying   campaign on safe driving as the number of vehicular traffic accidents (VTA) remains high despite the drive on the strict observance of traffic rules and regulations.
To reduce Public Safety Index cases particularly VTA, the Kalinga Police Provincial Office (KPPO) is implementing OPLAN REViTALor Reduction of Vehicular Traffic Accident in the Locality with the deployment of police personnel on the streets to render extra hour duty and manning traffic during rush hours in the morning and afternoon.
Tabuk City Police Station has also established Incident Command Centers through OPLAN QUADRANT in four strategic choke points. This operational plan prescribes guidelines in the simultaneous, immediate, collaborative and decisive dragnet or hot pursuit operations against criminals including traffic violators.
During the 2nd Quarter Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting, KPPO reported 45 deaths and 78 injured due to VTA from July 2021 to June 13, 2022 with human error as the number one cause.

Human error according to the report includes reckless driving, over speeding, drunk driving, inattentive and fatigue. There were also 3,143 traffic violations recorded from January to June this year with the “no helmet” violation the highest at 689 cases and overloading at 524.
Meanwhile, KPPO also reported a decrease on crime volume by 29.27 percent from 82 in April to June 2021 to 58 on the same period this year.

On their operational accomplishment from January 1to June 21, 2022, KPPO reported the following: 85arrest of wanted persons, 54 on loose firearms, 8 on Illegal gambling, 8 successful operations on illegal logging, and 41 anti-illegal drugs operations. Total value of confiscated, recovered and destroyed illegal drugs is valued at P528, 222, 458.98. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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