Talisay wants ‘No Left Turn’ policy made permanent

THE Talisay City government is contemplating on permanently implementing the “No Left Turn” policy along the N. Bacalso Ave. after seeing its effectiveness since it was first implemented two weeks ago.

Jonathan Tumulak, City of Talisay Traffic Operations Development Authority (CT-TODA) head, said following their strict implementation of the policy last Dec. 13, 2019, he claims it has effectively lessen traffic congestion in the highway.

The policy, which will end on New Year’s Eve, aims to implement “No Left Turn” along the highway from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Motorists caught violating the policy will be penalized.

“We saw that the policy was truly effective in minimizing traffic congestion along the highway as it promotes smooth flow of traffic, especially along the six intersections from Gaisano Tabunok to Barangay Bulacao, which are often congested with cars during peak hours,” Tumulak said in Cebuano.

Tumulak said the policy was particularly effective from Dec. 23 to 25 which they expected that the highway would be particularly busy due to the Christmas rush.

But following an assessment conducted by local officials at City Hall, Tumulak said they are recommending to make the policy permanent due to its effectiveness.

Tumulak added that there is a possibility the “No Left Turn” policy could be implemented on January next year expecially during the Sinulog season. (FMD / JKV)