BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Transportation in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOTr-CAR) has urged local government units (LGUs) in the area to synchronize soon their record on transportation and road regulation violations with the department to help better educate drivers on the importance of following road rules and laws.
DOTr-CAR officer-in-charge and LTO-CAR regional director Francis Rae Almora said the synchronization is necessary and urgent to make sure errant drivers are made aware of their violations and are required to undergo seminars when they renew their licenses.
Almora underscored the importance of compliance with road rules and laws so drivers and motor vehicle owners are not just penalized with fines for violations, but will be be required to undergo seminars if they reach demerit points that will bar them from outright license renewal.
He said that road crashes and rages happen because some drivers ignore road rules and laws.
“This is more of information education for the public. If they know that their violation is being recorded, they will hopefully be more cautious and will not violate rules,” he added.
Almora said the LTO has limited personnel to implement traffic laws and regulations but LGUs and police assigned in localities have more personnel allowing them to check on violations and be recorded with the LTO.
The DOTr-LTO issued new guidelines before a driver can be issued a license that is valid for 10 years.
“If they don’t have violations, they get (license with) 10 years validity. If a violation is recorded even if they are committed and apprehended by the local enforcers, then it forms part of the records that will teach them lessons so they will not repeat their violations,” he added. (PNA)