Warning to drivers: Ferry ‘flying voters’ at your own risk | Inquirer News

Warning to drivers: Ferry ‘flying voters’ at your own risk

/ 05:05 AM May 14, 2018

An official from the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) warned on Sunday of harsh penalties for drivers who would allow their vehicles to be used to transport “flying voters” during today’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

“Aside from [a] ‘colorum’ violation, drivers and operators might face jail time according to the Omnibus Election Code,” said I-ACT head and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Undersecretary Tim Orbos.

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DOTr officials announced on Sunday that its operations against colorum and out-of-line vehicles would be intensified today “to counter vehicles ferrying ‘hakot’ and flying voters.”

Penalties for the election-related offenses of the driver and voters will be “deferred to the Commission on Elections for further investigation.”

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