March 5, 2024

The Land Transportation Office has apprehended 529,578 motorists in 2023.

LTO Asec. Vigor Mendoza II said some of the most common violations were on Republic Act 8749 or the Clean Air Act, RA 8750 or the Seatbelt Law Act, and overloading.

A total of 23,614 motor vehicles were also impounded by the LTO last year, an increase of 47 percent compared to 2022.

Mendoza instructed LTO regional directors to maintain the visibility of LTO enforcers on the roads and announced the procurement of more motor vehicles for its traffic enforcers.

“The mere presence of our uniformed personnel on the roads already encourages motorists to observe discipline. So we want the presence of our personnel on the road further intensified because observance of traffic discipline translates to road safety,” he said.

He urged motorists to follow traffic laws and other road safety regulations.

He said the LTO’s “no registration, no travel” policy will continue this year to push for the registration of the estimated 24.7 million unregistered motor vehicles in the country.

Vehicle registration, he said, is important for road safety as it is one of the best ways to check the road worthiness of vehicles.

“As much as possible, ayaw natin na may mahuhuling violators dahil may kasama lagi itong multa na dagdag gastos sa ating mga kababayan. Subalit kailangan nating paigtingin ang ating kampanya para sa disiplina sa daan dahil ang nakasalalay dito ay ang kaligtasan ng lahat,” he said. – PNA