MORE than 60 traffic violators were arrested in the two-day “one-time-big-time” joint operations of Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Western Visayas and the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in various areas of Bacolod from November 21 and 22.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said Friday, November 22, operatives of LTO, BCPO Mobile Patrol Group (MPG), and Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO)-Traffic Management Unit (TMU) were deployed in 10 areas in Bacolod to arrest traffic violators.
He said most of the violators were motorcycle riders with no helmet, driver’s license, official receipt (OR) and certificate of registration (CR) of the motorcycles.
He added that it’s part of the implementation of the Republic Act No. 4136 or an Act to compile the law relative to land transportation and traffic rules.
Pico noted the motorcycle drivers were penalized and their units were impounded and were brought to the BCPO compound.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered to strictly enforce traffic laws following multiple accidents that resulted in numerous deaths due to overloading and other traffic infractions.
“We determined that several motorcycle riders here were travelling without driver’s license. We should follow the traffic rules to minimize the traffic accidents that resulted in deaths,” Pico said.
He said BTAO also intensified its operations against overloading tricycles in various areas in the city.
He added the overloading capacity of the tricycle should be at least five persons including the driver and should not use the national highways.
The erring drivers can be charged for violation of RA 4136 as well as the local ordinance and will be fined of P1,000 to P3,000.