AN OFFICIAL from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Davao Region said they have recorded hundreds of speed-limit violators since January.

Macario Gonzaga, assistant regional director of LTO 11, said they have been strictly enforcing the speed-limit policy in order to reduce road accidents.

"We have apprehended hundreds for over speeding since January. A year ago, more than 5,000 violators were reported to our office," Gonzaga told reporters during a recent AFP-PNP press conference held at the Task Force Davao Headquarters.

"Our implementation is still on-going. In fact we encountered problems due to the abnormal number of apprehension we've recorded here in Davao Region. Before, the reported violators is ranging from 100 to 150 a day but the previous months we've recorded 600 to 800," he added.

Gonzaga also said they had a hard time handling and retrieving the driver's licenses of the violators, adding: "That's why we told our enforcers to relax first in arresting violators."

He also confirmed that their operation has already stabilized after doing some overtime work in processing the release of their licenses.

Gonzaga also bared the new plates are already available for release.

"We can guarantee that here in region new plates are already available," he said.

"Swerte ta diri sa Davao region kay kompleto nata ug supplies. Atong supplies hantod na ni 2016 (We are lucky here in the Davao region since our supplies are complete. These supplies are available until 2016)," he added.

Gonzaga said the replacement plates are also ready.

"Nagkaroon ng delay kasi ng supplies from Manila. But everything has been settled now," he said.