The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) intensified the implementation of the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) 4136 or the Land Transportation Code of the Philippines to instill road safety awareness among motorists, especially those wanting to visit the various tourist destinations in the different parts of the region.
LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora reported that for the past several days, enforcers apprehended two buses for having excess passengers and 3 big bikes for being unregistered and with defective accessories which are clear violations of the existing land transportation law.
He pointed out that motorists bringing with them their motor vehicles should make sure these are registered and their accessories are working to avoid unnecessary delays in their travel and for them to enjoy their visits and not to be unduly delayed for committing unnecessary violations that may affect their travel.
The LTO-CAR official claimed their unrelenting and uncompromising operations in the different parts of the region are geared towards empowering motorists to strictly observe road safety in their travel to avoid the occurrence of untoward incidents that may pose a serious threat to themselves and others.
“All roads lead to the different tourist destinations in the country that is why our law enforcers are also on the look out to instill road safety awareness among our motorists because we want them to enjoy their vacation. We want to rid our roads of untoward incidents that may pose a serious threat to life and limb,” Director Almora stressed.
He reiterated the range of penalties that will be imposed against erring motorists is from a mere fine to the impounding of the motor vehicle, especially when it is found out that it is colorum, which will merit unnecessary delays in the travel of motorists.
Earlier, the Department of Transportation in the Cordillera and the LTO-CAR led the commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance of Road Crash victims with a simple blessing of an accident-prone area along Marcos Highway as part of the agency’s awareness campaign to inform and educate the motorists on their strict adherence to road safety practices to prevent road crashes.
Almora expressed hope that with the intensified enforcement of the pertinent provisions of the land transportation law, the number of road crashes in the different parts of the region will be significantly reduced and for the people to enjoy their visit to the different tourist destinations.
He pointed out that the strict enforcement of the land transportation law will be sustained to inform and educate motorists on their compliance to simple requirements to avoid the unnecessary delays in their travels, especially when visiting places outside the areas where their vehicles are registered.
Almora stipulated that even the uniformed personnel of local police stations will also be strict in enforcing existing ordinances in their respective areas of jurisdiction as these are primarily geared towards road safety awareness among motorists.