THE Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Bacolod is preparing for the enforcement of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (Adda) on July 6.

LTO-Bacolod head Renato Novero said they have not yet received the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), but they are being called for a meeting at the regional office in Iloilo City tomorrow.

Local LTO heads will report to the Central Office in Manila for the briefing on Adda enforcement on June 29 and 30.

The law prohibits the use of gadgets especially mobile phones and iPads while driving.

Some of the highlights of the revised guidelines are gadgets will be allowed in the area below, at the same level, or on top of the dashboard, and even on the windshield, as long as the highest point of the device is not higher than four inches from the dashboard.

The revised IRR also reiterated that hands-free use of mobile phones is allowed for calls either through loudspeaker mode or earphones, and also allowed for emergency situations.

Novero said that while the law was properly studied, their problem is still the lack of personnel for enforcement.

“It would also be hard to spot the driver using mobile phones while driving on tinted vehicles,” he added.