Five bus operators get notice of violation – Montealto
CEBU CITY, Philippines – A notice of violation was issued to five bus operators in Central Visayas after their units were found unfit for travel.
The operators were operating units in southern Cebu – 2, northern Cebu – 1, Bohol -1 and Dumaguete City – 1, said Eduardo Montealto, director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7).
Montealto said violations were noted during the implementation of the “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos” this week.
He said that two of the buses were found to have incomplete nuts on its tires, while the three others failed to present a copy of the franchise issued for their buses.
“Ato silang gi-penalize ug gipamulta ug tag P5,000 each (We penalized (the operators) and made them pay a fine of P5, 0000 each),” Montealto said.
Montealto said it is important for bus operators to ensure the road worthiness of their units before they allow their buses to ply its respective routes to ensure the safety of their passengers.
“Ongoing atoang mga inspection sa mga sakyanan, sa bus, ug kompleto ba ang ilang mga papeles and especially sa safety. Kanang ilang mga ligid, dili ba kuwang ang ilang nuts sa ligid. Labi na sa ligid nga mga kalbo na (We are conducting an ongoing inspection of the buses to check if these have proper documentation. We also check if the tires have complete nuts. And if the tires remain in good condition),” he added.
Meanwhile, Montealto said that they also confiscated extension chairs that were placed on the buses to make sure that drivers comply with the authorized number of passengers.
“Dili man gyud na pwede ang overloading. Dili nato pwedeng himoong rason nga i-compromise nato ang safety para sa mga pasahero aron lang sila makauli (We prohibit overloading. We cannot use the passengers desire to immediately get a ride home as an excuse to compromise their safety),” he said.
Montealto encourage commuters to approach the “Malasakit Help Desk” which they set up at the north and south terminals starting on April 5 for their travel concerns. /dcb
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