Editorial: Precursor-A A +A
Monday, September 9, 2013
STARTING September 21, albeit not yet finally decided on, the Land Transportation Office may implement the Anti-Drunk, Drug Driving Law.
This is according to LTO Regional Director Dennis Singson, who was in Bacolod City recently.
To the mind of the many, especially traffic observers, the new statute would efficiently and effectively address the increasing number of road accidents and mishaps arising from the acts of drivers who are either drunk or have taken illegal drugs while driving or taking on the road.
The new law is also seen as to respond to the many clamors of passengers and commuters on the acts of some drivers - both public and private - who may not have figured in accidents on the road but are noticeably drunk or under the influence of intoxicating liquor or illegal drugs use.
Precisely because public safety and security is a must, especially in the public transport sector, the Anti-Drunk, Drug Driving Law, is very timely to serve as stern warning on drivers to be always on their guard, be alert all the times, and these attributes could be very well affected by being drunk or high on drugs.
While this would not necessarily and altogether address the existence of irresponsible drivers, it is perceived and hoped by the public that the Anti-Drunk, Drug Driving Law will truly serve its purpose, and appropriate penalties must be meted if warranted; additionally, may it become the proper precursor to a safer road, and less irresponsible drivers out there.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 09, 2013.