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By: Flordelis E. Jackson
NAVAL, Biliran – The Land Transportation Office (LTO), Biliran Provincial Office has launched its information campaign in the implementation of Memorandum Circular No. VPT 2012-1609 dated December 13, 2011 on the revised rules in the implementation of the Early Warning Device (EWD) requirement.
This was revealed by Ms. Grace Carsido, officer-in-charge of the LTO in Biliran Province in a report to PIA.
She said, the information campaign which started on Thursday, February 14, 2013 and ends on February 28, 2013 is aimed at providing the widest publicity of the implementation of the EWD requirement in order to promote road safety and to protect road users from accidents.
The nationwide implementation of the EWD requirement takes effect in March 1, this year, she informed.
Furthermore, she said all motor vehicles except motorcycles and tricycles are required to carry a pair of prescribed EWD at all times. The vehicle operator, driver and owner of the vehicle must present the EWD upon demand, during roadside inspection, to the deputized agents of the LTO.
The EWD shall be installed at least four meters from the front and back of the motor vehicle when stalled or compelled to stop in an area where parking is not allowed.
“Law enforcers will apprehend motor vehicle owners and drivers found not carrying a pair of EWD. Driver’s license will be confiscated and if there are other violations committed which require impoundment, the vehicle may be impounded,” she said.
“Failure to carry a pair of EWD while on the road, a penalty of P500 will be charged by LTO to the violator, driver’s license will be confiscated and or motor vehicle will be impounded and will be released only upon payment of penalties and presentation of the EWD”, she added.
This early, Ms. Grace Carsido urged motor vehicle owners covered by LOI 229 to secure and carry at all times the prescribed EWD consisting of a triangular, collapsible, reflectorized plate in red and yellow colors in their motor vehicles at all times. (PIA 8 Biliran)