LTO set to implement anti-drunk law next year PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 December 2013 15:00

The Land Transportation Office will strictly implement nationwide next year Republic Act No. 10856 otherwise known as the Anti-Drunk Law.

LTO Regional Director Aminola P. Abaton said the implementation of RA 10856 is one of the top directives of LTO new Asst. Secretary Alfonso V. Tan Jr. to all LTO directors during the Regional Directors Conference held at the agency’s central office recently.

According to Abaton, the full implementation of this new law came in the wake of high incidence of motorvehicle accidents due to drunk driving.

“Many lives were lost and many suffered serious physical injuries because of drunkenness,” Abaton said.

The LTO-9 director is scheduled to preside a Senior Transportation Regulation  Officers (STRO) meeting next week to  disccuss the full  implementation of the law and plans and programs assessment workshop of Assec. Tan  for the year 2014/

Tan wants to decongest the  registration of motorvehicles and its renewal, according to Abaton.

Under the new plans and programs of Tan, new motorvehicles will be registered at regional offices while renewal will be handled by district offices. Under the present system, new and renewal of registration of motorvehicle are handled by district offices.

Meanwhile, Abaton said all district offices in the region have now power generators to be used in case of blackouts. District offices with generators are Zamboanga City District Office, Pagadian City, Dipolog City,  Ipil and  Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte and  Isabela City, Basilan.- Allen Abastillas