Vehicle road-worthiness checked

ROAD SAFETY. Traffic enforcers run after unsafe and overloaded vehicles in the city. PSO

NAGA CITY --- Police and Public Safety Office personnel, along with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are strictly enforcing Presidential Directive No. 2019-0359 that calls for a nationwide conduct of random vehicle inspection on roadworthiness of all vehicles on the road.

Pursuant to the directive, all LTO field law enforcers and deputized agents have to conduct the vehicle inspection within their respective areas of jurisdiction to ensure that motor vehicles, whether public or private, follow roadworthiness standards.

The presidential directive, which was signed September 24, 2019, following the death of passengers in South Cotabato due to a vehicular accident because the truck they were riding on was overloaded with 33 passengers apart from its being not roadworthy.

Also included in the inspection are random checks on motor vehicles of all types and class with passengers or cargo that exceed the allowable passenger capacity or load limits.

Eric Torrecampo of LTO Naga and Naga PSO Chief Renne Gumba had earlier held pre-deployment briefing of traffic enforcers before the actual enforcement operations that started last Monday.