LTO orders thorough inspection of buses amid holiday travel rush | Inquirer News

LTO orders thorough inspection of buses amid holiday travel rush

/ 07:39 PM December 14, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines — Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II ordered the inspection of passenger buses in terminals ahead of the expected surge of Christmas season passengers.

Mendoza on Wednesday said the directive is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the passengers, especially after the incident in Antique where several passengers died when a bus plunged into a ravine.


“I am expecting a regular conduct of inspection on all passenger buses leaving their respective bus terminals. We have to do this because what is at stake is the life and limb of the passengers who just want to reach their destination safely,” Mendoza said.


Mendoza also told other officials to check

Mendoza also ordered regional directors and district office heads to have the mental and physical condition of bus drivers assessed, and to conduct random drug tests.

Mendoza also added that the influx of passengers may begin as soon as Friday, December 15.


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