Traffic office sees rise in vehicular accidents in Cebu City

THE Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) recorded a drastic increase in vehicular accidents in the city from January to July 2022.

CCTO executive director Paul Gotiong revealed during the first Mobility Summit Monday, September 26, 2022, that an average of 230 to 400 vehicular accidents have occurred on the city’s roads.

Gotiong said most of the causes of these accidents are over-speeding, disregarding traffic signs, and drunk driving.

In his presentation, Gotiong noted that vehicular accidents not only hamper the flow of traffic but it also contributes to economic loss.

Aside from the number of vehicular accidents, Gotiong also mentioned that there is an increase in the number of private vehicles plying the city’s roads.

A recent report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines and Truck Manufacturers Association showed that the average monthly vehicle sales in the country are 25,000 units.

Gotiong said that 80 percent of the vehicles occupying the roads in Cebu City are private while public utility vehicles only comprise around 10 percent. (IRT)