Passenger-seat driver received permanent ban from driving

Jun 07, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The men who went viral on social media, Miko Lopez, finally got strict penalties from LTO.

Don’t you try to be famous as a guy who posted a video driving a vehicle on the passenger seat! He has just got his license revoked by the decision of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

And that’s why from now on, drivers who advertently commit the same situation, they will permanently be banned from driving and getting a license. Sounds strange? Keep reading this article from Philkotse.com for more.

1. Why so serious?

Risking our lives is never a wise decision. So is the action when you try to drive when you’re on the passenger seat. As usual, the driver seat is designed for having the proper sight, actively controlling the controlling systems, being in the right position to the brakes, etc.

Therefore, if you are thinking about having a new experience by driving on the passenger seat, just get rid of it.

NO driving on the passenger seat

If you are thinking about having a new experience by driving on the passenger seat, just get rid of it

Mike Lopez, the guy on the video has been violating the safety rules both for himself and other people on the road. As mentioned by the Department of Transportation, he will be the first driver to permanently be banned from driving and getting a driver’s license in the Philippines.

According to a memorandum provided by the LTO, he has been charged with several major safety-related violations including reckless driving, over speeding, lack of a seatbelt and driving a motor vehicle when having no a steering wheel (or modified one).

Are those considered to be significant enough to prohibit him to get a license permanently? Surely they are. Not only facing the banning announcement from LTO, but he also paid for the law violations from PHP 1,000 to 5,000.

First page of the memorandum provided by the LTO on the case of Lopez

The memorandum provided by the LTO on the case of Lopez

As the urgently negative action from Lopez, DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade marked that the LTO's decision should be a concrete warning to the public. He also said that all the laws and regulations relating to traffic and safety should be followed by motorist nationwide.

2. We need to comply with the law together!

Following the decision, LTO chief assistant secretary Edgar Galvante urged the public to accompany the government to report motorists that are irresponsible to their lives and other people’s safety. As a result, they will be punished as a result of violating traffic laws in the Philippines even when they have not caused any negative consequences yet.

All motorists nationwide should obey the laws and regulations

All motorists nationwide should obey the laws and regulations

Not less importantly, transportation official cautioned drivers against participating in neglectful driving and share it on web-based networking media.

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