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LTO chief vows to strictly
implement Helmet Law
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW

Dumaguete District chief Eugene Gador of the Land Transportation Office vowed to strictly implement the Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law, or Republic Act 10054, when more traffic law enforcers are deputized.

He said they have been unable to fully enforce the law due to the lack of deputized agents when their orders expired in December.

At the seminar/refresher course on traffic law enforcement, and the Helmet Law in Bais City, Negros Oriental, Gador said the lack of deputized agents is a pressing problem of the LTO.

The LTO has been criticized lately for the perceived flip-flopping of its enforcement of RA 10054. Those who have purchased the standard helmets are saying it is unfair that they have spent on the head gear while many others continue riding on their motorcycles without helmets.

Around 99 members from the Philippine National Police, Highway Patrol Group, and the Traffic Management Offices of several cities and towns of the province participated in the seminar so their deputation orders can be evaluated and approved.*JFP

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