Does having a flat tire a traffic violation? A motorist in Cagayan de Oro City experienced two unfortunate incidents last March 16. First, he suffered a flat tire somewhere in Bulua and then he was issued a citation ticket for “obstruction of traffic flow.”

In his Facebook post, Dondon Dacula stated that he pulled over to the side of the road to fix his flat tire afterwhich a traffic enforcer approached him and asked for his driver’s license. He gave his license and then was issued a citation ticket once he completed changing his tire. See below.

photo by Dondon Dacula

He then found out through Google that if ever a motorist gets a flat tire, police or traffic personnel onsite will have to help the motorist so as not to obstruct traffic flow. He then called on the RTA to help motorists next time and not impose fines especially that having a flat tire is unintentional. Read his post below.

Here’s our old post below on the Full Text of the Traffic Code of the City.

Meanwhile, click HERE for Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01 or the Revised Schedule of Fines and Penalties for Violations of Laws, Rules and Regulations Governing Land Transportation.

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