Traffic officers stop a jeepney with worn tires. (Philstar)
MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic said it has apprehended 800 public utility vehicles since the January 8 launch of its “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” campaign in compliance with the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.
“Since January 8, we have so far flagged down, apprehended, and issued summons to around 800 motorists for various violations, ranging from smoke belching, defective parts, worn-out tires, no seatbelt and others,” I-ACT communications head Elmer Argano said Friday.
“For those summoned, they will have to undergo the Motor Vehicle Inspection System. For those who fail, they will be penalized but will be given a chance to rectify their deficiencies,” he added.
The Department of Transportation will soon acquire 26 mobile MVIS units.
PUVs should undergo five stages of inspection at the MVIS center of the Land Transportation Office, including the testing of brakes, suspension, speedometer, and headlights.
The LTO recently rehabilitated two of the four MVIS lanes at the North MVIC. Two other MVIS lanes were also restored at the South MVIC.