THE Task Force Discipline is conducting massive apprehensions on traffic violations.
Senior Inspector Robilito Mariano, chief of the Provincial Highway Patrol Group, said Bacolod City is the pilot area of their operation, adding that they will soon go on massive campaign in out of town.
The task force is composed of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Provincial Highway Patrol Group, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO)-Traffic Management Office, City Legal Office Enforcement Unit (CLOEU), and City Administrator's Office.
Mariano warned the motorists especially those with newly-acquired vehicles without a license plate, illegally parked vehicles as well as those who are not on their seat belts.
“Most of the new vehicles have no plates because the LTO said that plates are not yet available at this time but vehicle owners should put temporary plates by using the conduction sticker number or the LTO temporary number and the authorization to use improvised plate in your car so your car will have the identity,” Mariano stressed.
He warned that vehicles bearing no plate carry a penalty of P5,000.
Mariano said their operation also includes other traffic violations such as beating the red light and others.
The reason why they have the DPWH, CLOEU, City Administrator, and the BCPO because they also operate against illegal structures and road obstructions, he said.
Mariano further said they transfer in different locations every day.
“We want the public to strictly observe the traffic rules because we created this task force to instill discipline and for the public to get used of proper attitude and conduct while driving,” Mariano stressed.
He further said they hope that the City Government of Bacolod would recognize the importance of the task force and support it through an ordinance. (TDE)