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LTO rolls off road safety info drive

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Bicol conducted a road safety information and education campaign recently at Villa Caceres Hotel in Naga City.

Dubbed as “Kaligtasan sa Kalsada (KSK) Information and Education Campaign,” the event was attended by members of the tri-media and Councilors Jose Perez, Salvador Del Castillo, Elmer Baldemoro, Jessie Albeus, Joselito del Rosario, Antonio Beltran, and Kylie Tripulca.

“It’s an information drive on road safety, and we are trying our best, locally to inform the people,” LTO Bicol Director, Francisco P. Ranches, Jr., said.

ROAD SAFETY. LTO Bicol Director Francisco P. Ranches, Jr., speaks during the LTO’s Information and Education Campaign in Naga City. (JRM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

“Pag pinag-usapan natin ang kaligtasan sa kalsada, papasok na lahat dyan. Pwedeng pag-usapan na ang PMVIC, pwedeng pag-usapan yung new license law, yung merit system, at pwede din pag-usapan yung child safety – although it’s already suspended, at yung mga iba’t ibang bagay pa rin” (When we talk of road safety, it encompasses all. One can discuss the PMVIC, the new license law, the merit system, and even the child safety – although it’s already suspended), Ranches said.

Ranches said that the mandate of LTO is very simple, and that is – road safety. It has three main functions: licensing, registration. and enforcement. However, he said it becomes complicated in its implementation.

“We want to have quality drivers, so we give license to qualified drivers. We register road-worthy vehicles, and we enforce traffic laws. But, it’s not that easy. It’s easy to handle the work, but there are complications along the way which the people, sometimes do not understand,” he lamented.


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