HPG-9, LTFRB one-week joint operation nets 200 violators PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 March 2013 11:12

More than 100 traffic violators were apprehended during a one-week joint operation mounted by the Highway Patrol Group-9 and  the Land Transportation Franchising  Regulatory Board in coordination with local traffic police commands in the region.

The joint operation involved the Anti-Colorum Campaign,  Helmet Law and No Plate No Travel Policy. Among the  major violations are colorum public utility vehicles, out-of-line, no franchise, no helmet, no plate, habal-habal motorcycles and other violations.

HPG-9 Chief Supt. Severino B. Agustin conducted visits in Pagadian City, Dapitan City, Dipolog  City,  Sindangan, Ipil and Buug and personally led the operation. He also checked the different airports, terminals and wharves in the region.

During the operation, Agustin observed that violators have many alibis and “gimmicks” for them to be given consideration by the law enforcers. Among the  common alibis are they are on the way to buy medicines, going to the  wake of relatives, came  from the riceland farm, in hurry to airport flight, habal-habal (Local motorcycles driver commuting passengers without  franchise to operate and passengers have no helmet), PUVs and  PUJs have no franchise and expired franchise, driving without license, expired registration and many others. – Allen Abastillas