Planning a long drive out of town in a couple of weeks for Holy Week?

Worry not as the Land Transportation Office-National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) has launched a new traffic safety program and intensified operations in order to prevent road accidents as motorists drive out during Holy Week 2017.

Called ‘Oplan Ligtas Byahe Semana Santa 2017’, the program is an initiative of the LTO, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) in cooperation with bus drivers, operations and maintenance officers of bus companies, representatives of transport groups, Honda Philippines, Inc., and other car dealers that aims to address road safety and the security of passengers and commuters during the Lenten break.

“Safe and responsible driving of properly maintained vehicles is the key to the well-being and protection of thousands of commuters this summer,” said Atty. Clarence V. Guinto, LTO-NCR regional director.

The PNP-HPG will intensify efforts and increase visibility during the summer of 2017 to help provide a higher level of safety and security for travelers.

In order to prevent accidents on the road, the LTO reminded motorists to obey traffic signs at all times as a wrong decision can result in a catastrophe that may injure other or worse, cause death.

“Drivers should not be apprehensive about possible violations or apprehension when they see PNP and LTO personnel on the streets or roads. They are there to give assistance, and only when there is blatant disregard of traffic rules, are they required to strictly enforce land transportations laws and regulations,” said LTO Chief Edgar Galvante.