LTO-NCR West to personnel: Use body cameras during operation vs violators
MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) West has ordered its field personnel to use automated handheld devices and body cameras when apprehending traffic rules violators.
LTO-NCR West Director Roque Verzosa III said a number of its personnel have already undergone training on how to use the handheld devices, which resemble point-of-sale (POS) scanners used in stores.
“By using these devices, this can help us address complaints against undisciplined drivers and other motorists who wittingly and unwittingly violate traffic rules,” he said in a statement.
He also said using handheld devices that can automatically generate an electronic Temporary Operator’s Permit (e-TOP) in lieu of physical tickets will be crucial in issuing citation tickets for traffic violations.
Verzosa likewise reported that seven motorists were apprehended for various traffic rules violations during the pilot test of the use of handheld devices on Monday. February 6.
The said motorists were apprehended for illegally modifying a vehicle, defective auto parts, excess passengers, and failure to wear a seatbelt, among others.
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