MANILA - Ten "colorum" buses were caught by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday, as it marked the first day of the implementation of the joint administrative order which introduces heftier fines.
"The LTO is serious in putting a stop to rampant violations of land transportation rules and regulations. As part of our reform program, one of our priorities is to instill orderliness on our roads, for both public utility and private vehicles," LTO Assistant Secretary Alfonso Tan Jr. said in a statement released Friday.
According to Tan, the following were caught by traffic enforcers:
Two Bachelor Express buses in Region 10 (one with temporary plate number 151010, the other with plate number LYE-668) were operating on ordinary routes in violation of their excursion/special trip authorization.
A Buenasher Transport Corporation bus (PVH-460) in Metro Manila was plying EDSA with an expired franchise, whose last extension of validity ended in January 2013.
A Lucena Lines bus (TYK-695) in Alaminos, Laguna had an expired vehicle registration and an expired franchise.
- A Jerel Transport Corp./Sunrays Bus Lines (GWF-633) in Region 7.
- Two Super 5 buses (PIA-826 and UVC-699) in Region 5.
- An AOM bus (051206) in Region 5.
- A Dalin Liner bus (BVB-591) in Region 2.
- A NELBUSCO bus (BVK-502) in Region 2.
Tan said these colorum buses have been impounded in accordance with the joint administrative order.
"The fines will go straight to the National Treasury, once paid. Let this be a warning to colorum operators. The LTO will enforce traffic rules for the sole purpose of ensuring safety in land transportation," Tan said.