No more drug testing when applying for driver’s license PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 August 2013 13:38

Land Transportation Office-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton has reiterated that all applicants of driver’s license are no longer required to submit for drug testing in the wake of a Department of Transportation and Communication  memorandum titled LTO Repeal of Mandatory Drug Testing for Issuances of Driver Licenses  issued on June 27,2913  through LTO Asst. Secretary Virginia P. Torres

Abaton, who presided the 3rd Quarterly Transportation District Officers/ Officer in Charge Conference yesterday morning at a local hotel, said the DOTC memorandum is automatically implemented and all LTO clients are duly informed that the memo is already a law.

However, Abaton explained that there is another law — Republic Act 10586 otherwise  known as the Anti-Drunk Law — that will impose stiff penalties and fines on traffic violators who drive a motorvehicle under the influence or intoxicated with alcohol.

Drivers caught by law enforcers drunk driving a  motorvehicle and have caused damage or death on other people, if proven guilty, will be put into prison and  will pay P 500,000 to P1 million in fine or penalty.

Abaton directed all LTO-9 District Officers to continually educate the people and conduct information dissemination in their area of jurisdiction on the traffic law, rules and regulations on transportation so as to make people aware and careful. — Allen Abastillas