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BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-CAR) wants the Baguio City Police Office–Traffic Enforcement Unit (BCPO-TEU) to assign one of its personnel to be given access to the agency’s Land Transportation Management Information System (LTMS) to ensure the proper encoding of the details of confiscated driver’s licenses and license plates of motor vehicles for their various violations.
However, LTO-CAR regional director Francis Ray Almora stated that the agency provided the BCPO-TEU with the available options for the disposal of the numerous confiscated license plates which are now piling up in the latter’s office, but no response was received from them.
He disclosed that the BCPO-TEU personnel who will be given the aforesaid access will have to encode the violations right in the LTO-CAR office so that he or she will be under the direct supervision of competent LTO employees who had been trained to handle the new system.
Earlier, the BCPO-TEU wrote the LTO-CAR to provide guidance on how to dispose of the numerous confiscated license plates from erring motorists as the same continue to pile up in their office.
With the roll out of the LTMS in all the LTO district offices around the country, Director Almora stipulated that the agency is now ready to implement the non-contact apprehension of erring motorists to prevent the involvement of LTO personnel in questionable transactions, aside from elevating the mode of apprehending erring motorists to a higher level.
According to him, motor vehicle owners should be wary of their violations so that they will not be surprised if the registration of their vehicles will not be renewed because of unsettled fines for violations that had been encoded in the agency’s LTMS.
The LTO-CAR official pointed out that motorists should now make sure that they adhere to the practice of defensive driving and avoid committing unnecessary violations to avoid being subject to the no-contact apprehension that might result to their inability to renew the registration of their vehicles until such time that they will be able to settle their fines.
For violators, the best thing they can do is to first settle the prescribed fines of their violations before the renewal of the registration of their vehicles so that the LTO can process their application.
Almora asserted that LTO personnel will aggressively implement the no-contact apprehension of erring motorists as part of the reforms being instituted to ensure that violators of existing laws, rules and regulations will be penalized to the fullest.
He emphasized that the best thing that motorists can do is to strictly obey existing traffic laws, rules and regulations to prevent them from being subjected to the ongoing no-contact apprehension which is part of the ongoing initiatives to instill discipline among their ranks to avoid untoward incidents that may pose a serious threat to life and limb. By HENT