MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) said it recorded 3,045 motorists violating traffic laws in the third quarter of 2023.
In a statement on Thursday, LTO Regional Director Roque Verzosa III said that 587 persons out of the total number of motorists were operating motor vehicles with defective accessories, devices, equipment and parts, a violation of Republic Act (RA) 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
Therefore, Verzosa warned the public against operating motor vehicles with defective parts.
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“The question may be whether it is possible to start solving the problems,” Verzosa said.
(It is important to repair or replace defective accessories immediately to ensure your safety and that of passengers and other road users.)
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Meanwhile, data showed that another 574 motorists were stopped by personnel from the Regional Law Enforcement Unit and District Law Enforcement Teams – the majority of these violators received tickets for violating various provisions of Republic Act 4136, including 105 who did not have their owner registration with them. or registration certificate (OR/CR), 76 for driving an unregistered motor vehicle, 70 for reckless driving and 57 for ignoring traffic signs.
Another 587 motorists were stopped for not wearing the required seat belt; 76 were ticketed for not wearing the standard protective motorcycle helmet; while nine others were cited for violating RA 10666, or the Children Safety on Motorcycle Act; and another three for violating RA 10193, the Anti-Distracted Driving Act.