Attention : RIDERS/DRIVERS
FYI. Para makaiwas sa illegal na panghuhuli.
Hindi lahat ng LTO DEPUTIZED AGENT makakapanghuli ng lahat ng klase ng TRAFFIC VIOLATION ang panghuhuli ay depende sa expertise or knowledge in a particular field.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is color-coding identification cards for deputized personnel to properly indicate their jurisdiction.
The ID cards, which come in orange, green, blue and white, will be handed to government workers designated by the LTO to deal with specific road violations.
“Ang pagbibigay natin ng ID as deputation order, inumpisahan ng LTO nitong 2017. Ito ay magpapatunay na ang isang deputized officer ay talagang may authority sa LTO,” said Francis Ray Almora, director of the LTO’s law enforcement service office, in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
(The LTO started giving out IDs as deputation orders this year. The IDs will prove that a deputized officer is authorized by the LTO.)
Orange ID cards are for deputized personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), who can call out drivers with overloaded vehicles.
Green ID cards are for deputized Department of Environment and Natural Resources personnel who can apprehend smoke-belchers.
Blue ID cards are for Highway Patrol Group officers and Metro Manila Development Authority deputies, who have the right to apprehend franchise violators.
White ID cards are assigned to LTO personnel who can apprehend drivers for all traffic violations.
“Kaya nagkaroon kami ng different coded IDs, kasi iba-iba ang batas natin, so kailangan ng iba't-ibang expertise . . . (at) para alam (ng publiko) na ito lang ang pwede nilang implement,” said Almora.
(We made different coded IDs, because we have different laws and we need the expertise of different people. This is also meant for the public, which will now know what rules the deputized personnel can implement.)
The LTO sees the color-coded ID cards as a way to cut down on illegal transactions on the road and help drivers be aware if they are being scammed by an apprehending officer.