LTO to Enhance Traffic Enforcement Following President Marcos’ Directive

MANILA — In response to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s recent appeal for adherence to traffic regulations, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced plans to bolster the presence of traffic enforcers across the country.

According to Philippines News Agency, the initiative aims to ensure the observance of traffic laws, including proper passenger loading and unloading practices, the preservation of bicycle lanes, and the enforcement of other road safety measures.

Mendoza emphasized the LTO's commitment to collaborating with local government units (LGUs), the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to maintain discipline on the roads, highlighting the importance of such efforts in safeguarding public safety. He also reached out to leaders of transportation groups, urging them to ensure their members comply with traffic laws to support the President's vision of a disciplined and safe road environment for all users.

The call to action aligns with President Marcos' broader campaign for a "Bagong Pilipinas" (New Philippines), which advocates for enhanced road safety through strict adherence to traffic regulations. The President specifically called on public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers to respect designated loading and unloading zones, avoid bike lanes, and encouraged vendors to keep sidewalks clear for pedestrians, who are also reminded to use pedestrian lanes.

This move reflects the administration's dedication to improving road safety and discipline as essential components of national progress and public welfare.