LTO revokes licenses of 2 drivers in separate P’que road incidents

November 3, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 383 views

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued resolutions against the two drivers in Parañaque City involved in separate traffic incidents that caused injuries to two individuals and the death of a three-year-old child.

The resolutions were issued after LTO’s Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID), in collaboration with LTO NCR-West, concluded the investigation, which found the two drivers both liable for administrative violations of “reckless driving” and “improper person to operate motor vehicles.”

Both were meted with a fine of P2,000 for the reckless driving infraction.

The resolutions also ordered their driver’s licenses be revoked and that both be perpetually disqualified from securing a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle.

Both drivers were instructed to turn over their licenses to the LTO NCR-West Traffic Adjudication Section.

One of the drivers is the registered owner and driver of the Mitsubishi Pajero that sideswiped and seriously injured 63-year-old street sweeper Doreen Bacus last September 24, 2022, along Elizalde Avenue corner Aguirre Avenue, Barangay BF Homes, Parañaque City.

On the other hand, the driver of a Toyota Fortuner was involved in a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old child and caused injuries to her companion while walking along Bodoni Street corner Extra Street, 4th Estate, Bgy. San Antonio, Parañaque City, on September 20, 2022.

Being a long-time advocate of road safety, LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Teofilo Guadiz III lauded the issuance of the resolution, which showed that the LTO is “serious in its campaign to help rid the country’s roads of drivers who continue to ignore traffic laws and believe that they can get away with violations that sometimes can lead to the loss of lives.”

“Our roads have no room for these types of ill-disciplined drivers who continue to ignore our traffic laws, even to the point of feigning innocence that what happened was an accident. Traffic laws are in place for the safety of both motorists and pedestrians, and the LTO cannot allow these drivers to continue operating motor vehicles without regard to safety. They must suffer the consequences of their actions,” Guadiz III added.