LTO nets 31 violators of national helmet law PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 January 2013 14:36

A policeman and a Philippines Port Authority employee were among 31 motorcyclists apprehended yesterday for violating the National Helmet Law during the first day of its implementation in Zamboanga City by personnel of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-9).

LTO-9 Director Aminola Abaton said that many motorcyclists were spotted not wearing the prescribed protective helmet as mandated under the law. Violators were fined P1,500 each for their first offense.

Because of its limited number of enforcers, LTO focused its implementation in Zamboanga City.  About 14 LTO personnel are now assigned in Zamboanga, two in Dipolog City and four are detailed in Pagadian City.

“We will carry out the regionwide campaign as soon as we can deputize other law enforcement agencies like the PNP and the Highway Patrol Group,” Abaton said.

“Nag expire kasi  last month mga deputation papers nila. However, we will be renewing their deputation the soonest possible time. But for now, we are awaiting their request letter and list of personnel to be deputized. So far, ang meron pa lang request letter ay ang PNP Highway Patrol Group,” Abaton told DZT thru mobile text message.

In the first day of full implementation of the National Helmet Law (RA 10054), LTO-9) under Atty. Abaton yesterday at least 31 violators. — Jimmy Villaflores