Pangan: I-ACT acts, finally

THE inter-agency council on traffic flow regulation, movement and monitoring in Metro Manila is doing a fast, impactful and excellent job to rid the metropolis of dilapidated, old and decrepit vehicles mainly public utility vehicles. It is about time as its streets are already choking with the sheer volume of vehicles plying its antiquated thoroughfares.

These old dilapidated PUVs have long been the menace for a long time much to the consternation and misery of motorists, commuters and residents affected by the offensive and foul odor of smoke emitted by these vehicles.

Now the I-ACT is moving decisively to get rid of these nuisance. And it's about time, and immediately, no reasons, no excuses, no ruses whatsoever. This undertaking by the I-ACT is one of the sensible things they can do for the congested Metro Manila traffic.

The only businesses I know which can be blamed for the proliferation of smoke-belching are the emission testing centers which are by law tasked with ensuring that those which do not pass the emission tests should not be given clearance and thus not allowed to use the thoroughfares. Yet, why are there so many smoke belchers? And these even pose danger to our health and the environment.

The I-ACT should pursue violators relentlessly and for sustained periods of time. The Land Transportation Office should also be actively involved in the apprehension of smoke belchers.

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