Bohol cops told: Create ideas to minimize road accidents

THE Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) has ordered all police station chiefs in the province to come up with ideas that will minimize or eliminate the rising number of road accidents in the province.

BPPO Chief Colonel Lorenzo Batuan said he already instructed his men to coordinate with rent-a-car and motorcycle operators in their respective jurisdiction by providing them safety driving tips, which they can share to their customers.

Batuan said they have noticed a rise in vehicular accidents since the lifting of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions and most of the people involved were visitors who came to Bohol for a tour.

"Mao na akong direktiba sa atong kapulisan nga mo reach out sa mga kadtong nagpaabang ug mga sakyanan nga mohimo sila ug pro-active aron maminusan kining mga insidente sa dalan," Batuan said.

(That’s my directive to our policemen to be pro-active and reach out to rent-a-car operators in order to minimize road accidents.)

Batuan also ordered the deployment of additional police personnel in populous areas.

“Ang atong probinsiya dunay 47 municipalities and one city, mao na nga atong gi-realign ang atong mga pulis ngadto sa daghang mga tawo," he said.

(Our province has 47 municipalities and one city, that’s why we realigned our men to populated areas.)

Among the places where additional policemen were deployed are Panglao and Anda towns and Tagbilaran City.

But Batuan said that the BPPO remains committed to their mandate on the fight against illegal drugs and criminality. (BBT, TPT)