Abaton bats for local edict to stop reckless driving PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:49

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

With the current situation in the region in which road accidents often take place killing and crippling the victims due to reckless driving,  Land Transportation Office 9 Director Aminola P. Abaton expressed optimism that local governments units in the region will pass an enabling  act to prevent accidents  and preserve lives.

“Speed limits are done in other cities and municipalities in the country for the purpose of preventing road accidents and preserving life. I believe they can do it here in Zamboanga Peninsula,” Abaton said.

He said road accidents are caused mostly by reckless drivers.

“Life is very precious. Road accidents can be prevented if there is a speed limit in every area as long as it will not contradict to the speed limit of the Traffic Code,” Abaton stressed.

Meanwhile, Abaton disclosed that he is not affected by the directives of President Rodrigo R. Duterte requiring all political appointees to tender resignation.

Abaton said he is not affected because he is Civil Service Career eligible.

“ My focus is now to continue the delivery of  quality time management and efficient services for the convenience of the clients of LTO-9. And also to do my work to solve the ‘pila- pila’ problem and comply the needs of the applicants,” Abaton said.

Meawhile, the LTO-9’s Driver License Renewal Center at Yubengco Mall in Putik has stopped functioning as a result of server malfunction for two weeks ago.

DLRC  Officer in Charge Hafsa A. Taha- Aspi disclosed that she has already reported the problemto Dir. Abaton, saying she can not do nothing because it is the responsibility and duty of the proponent of the DLRC to repair or replace the server so that the computers will function.

Taha- Aspi also added that it is the duty of the proponent to provide the office supplies.

She thanked Abaton for his total support and assistance to DLRC. — Allen Abastillas