By Jolly Mae B. Dacer
CAGAYAN de Oro City—The Committee on Public Utilities (CPU) of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP), here, has tasked the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) to investigate the traffic incident involving a truck carrying molasses and some other vehicles along Kauswagan highway some weeks ago.
Councilor Alden Bacal, Chairperson of the CPU said based on the reports conducted by the Cagayan de Oro City Police Traffic Unit, an RTA Radio operator received a call that a vehicular accident took place at the Kauswagan junction.
The report indicated that the truck, which was heading towards the west, was loaded with waste molasses which spilled along Marcos Bridge, as a result of which, motorcyclists passing the slippery portion of the road lost control.
However, a representative of Land Transportation Office (LTO), said no such incident was reported to their office, but the police assigned to the case can file a complaint in their office so that proper action can be taken.
Bacal stressed that the main obligation of the city is to file a case against the truck owner and driver.
Meanwhile, he has tasked the RTA to look into safety standard operations in the streets.
In a related development, the committee adopted a resolution endorsing to the Integrated Traffic Management Board (TMB) the request of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Foundation (OroChamber) to be part of the board.
The business group said this will enable them to contribute to solving the city’s traffic problem, Bacal said. (CIO/PIA-10)