LTO to strictly enforce ‘H2 On’ PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 August 2015 11:20

By NONOY E LACSON

The Land Transportation Office in this city will mount a relentless campaign on “H2 On” or Helmet On-Headlight On” policy and vowed to  penalize violators to the fullest when caught violating it.

LTO-9 Director Atty Aminola Abaton said LTO-9 will mount  the campaign to  reduce road accidentscaused by failure of motorcyclists to wear helmet while driving and operating vehicles at night without  headlight.

“It is very essential that motorists will use helmet when driving their motorcycles and with headlights on  when driving at night time to avoid road accident that may sometimes cause their  lives,” Abaton explained.

He added that those who will be caught violating the  H2 On policy will be slapped with a P5,000 fine for operating  their motor vehicle at night without  headlight and P1,777  for motorcyclists who defy helmet law.

Abaton said that many  road accidents recorded in this city were caused by  driver’s failure to  switch on  their headlight at night and  driving motorcycles without helmet.

LTO operations department operatives in tandem with  other law enforcement agencies in including traffic operatives  or traffic aides of the city government  will jointly enforce the policy to ensure a total success.

As this develops, LTO-9 will hold a regional traffic law enforcement summit in this city this month to  update law enforcement  agents on new traffic policies and  rules and how to  implement these rules while in the performance of their duties as road  safety officers.

“We will be holding a regional law enforcement summit in this city this month to let our traffic law enforcers know new policies and rules of LTO including  the new  penalty rates we are imposing  on traffic violators,? Abaton said. — Nonoy E Lacson