Crackdown ordered vs violators of ‘helmet’, plate number laws PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:55

Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Napoleon R. Estilles has directed Highway Patrol Group 9 Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy to intensify the operations on the “no helmet, no travel” policy and “no plate number, no travel” policy in the region.

During a recent meeting ,Chief Supt. Estilles instructed Sr. Supt. Uy to strictly implement the two policies because it will redound to the benefit and welfare of all motorists.

Estilles, who recently assumed command of PRO-9,  told Uy that he has received several complaints that the laws on helmet and plate number are openly violated by many motorvehicle drivers and motorcyclists including back riders of motorcycles.

Uy assured Estilles that they will continue their operations against the violators.

He told Estilles that some of his men sometimes received threats from violators through text messages and many other violators resort to “padrino” (influence peddling) so as not to be penalized or fined for violating the law.

Many violators, Uy said, are aware of the laws on helmet and plate number but they are simply hardheaded.

He assured that his office will continue to educate motorists.

Uy warned motorcyclists not to drive wearing only pair of slippers, or sando (vest) and not wearing helmet or having no plate number because the penalties will be additional expenses for them.

Meanwhile, Estilles attended  the Joint Security Coordinating Center meeting  held last February 7 in Pagadian City.

Estilles said that the meeting is a regular meeting of the JSCC.

“We will intensify our  security measures for the  whole  region together with  the Army’s First   Tabak Division, “ Estilles said. — Allen Abastillas