City to control use of Sports Complex by driving schools

The repairs are part of the RVMSC’s oval standardization for the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa in October (file photo)

City Councilor Gregorio Ventura wants to regulate the use of the Ramon V. Mitra (RVM) Sports Complex by driving school academies.

In a proposed ordinance, Ventura observed that driving schools have been utilizing the Sports Complex to the disadvantage of the city government.

“Ginagawa na nilang negosyo yung sports complex natin dapat may permit silang makuha pero ang atin lang ay para sa proteksyon ng ating mga gumagamit ng Sports Complex,” said Ventura.

Ventura is proposing to limit driving speed around the complex at 40 kilometer per hour.

“Kaya nilalagyan natin ng speed limit. Wag masyadong mabilis. Siguro minimum, 40 kilometer per hour, ‘yung mga nagja-jogging at nag lalakad na baka mabundol,” said Ventura.

Penalty for those who will violate the ordinance will be 2,000 pesos for the first offense and a maximum of 5,000 pesos for the 3rd offense or an imprisonment of not less that 15 days or both at the discretion of the competent court.

Col. David Martinez, Head of Public Safety and Order said that vehicles used for driving schools should not really be around the vicinity of the sports complex, given the fact that the RVM Sports Complex is not designed with a sidewalk.

“Hindi naman talaga dapat allowed ‘yung mga sasakyan dyan na nagda-driving lesson dyan sa sports complex kasi walang sidewalk ‘yan,” Martinez said.


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