LTO eyes safe Holy Week for public

March 27, 2023 Joel dela Torre 153 views

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) has placed all its branches countrywide in heightened alert starting March 31 to ensure the safety of motorists and travelers for the Holy Week.

Traditionally, except for families who prefer to stay in Metro Manila, almost all are heading to the provinces either for the long vacation or for their respective religious vows.

LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Jay Art Tugade said that he already instructed all regional office heads to make sure that every road corner is safe for the travelers as part of the preparations under “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos” and Summer Vacation 2023.”

The agency, he added, will be focused more on the roadworthiness of every motor vehicle by conducting inspections on public utility units to prevent accidents.

At the same time, private car owners are advised to check the condition of their respective vehicles before going out for the long rides.

An LTO team, according to Tugade, will also be deployed in bus terminals to conduct random drug testing among bus drivers and conductors.

Violators are warned of stiff penalties under Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.