A RANKING official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has declared an “all-out war” against all forms of traffic violations and promised to remove “bad eggs” in the agency if there are any.
In an interview, Lawyer Clarence V. Guinto, director of LTO-National Capital Region-West and concurrent acting director of LTO-Law Enfrocerment Section (LES), said the agency will start 2021 with intensified law enforcement to ensure the safe of motorists, pedestrians and the public.
“Gamitin namin lahat ang resources ng agency, personnel gaya ng utos ni President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Secretary Arthur Tugade at LTO Chief Edgar Galvante, linisin ang kalsada sa mga erring drivers, at siguraduhin ang safety ng mga publiko,” said Guinto.
Guinto added that LTO traffic enforcers, its partners and allies have been ordered to intensify its operations to remove drunk and drugged drivers from the roads as they have been proven to be the cause of bloody vehicular accidents and deaths of innocents civilians.
“Kaya po tayo may batas laban sa mga drivers under the influence of liquor at mga illegal substances dahil talagang dangerous po ito habang nagmamaneho,” said Guinto.
The LTO is also set to deputize and train more PNP traffic enforcers.
Guinto also disclosed that the agency will also concentrate on “Oplan Balik Registro” based on a report that around 19 million motor vehicles are not registered.
The LTO official said the agency is slowly but surely implementing all available advanced technologies to run after erring drivers.
“Nandyan ang technology used it! Tiyak wala pang corruption at ligtas pa sa pandemic. Higit sa lahat sinusunod natin ang tagubilin ng ating mahal na President Duterte, Sec. Tugade at LTO Chief Galvante,” said Guinto.
Among the technologies being implemented by LTO are the contactless apprehension, paying fines and penalties online and removing human intervention and corruption.
Lastly, Guinto said the agency is currently conducting an internal cleansing drive to remove erring or bad eggs.
“Wala tayong ii-spare dyan. Utos yan sa atin, alisin ang lahat ng mga sumisira sa agency,” said Dir. Guinto.
Dir. Guinto said also urged the public to report all kotong traffic enforcers of the agency and ensured the LTO will act on all complaints.