Drivers, conductors without air purifiers to get citation tickets

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PUBLIC utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors who will be caught not wearing air purifiers will be issued a temporary operator’s permit (TOP) or traffic citation ticket starting Aug. 25, 2021.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia said TOPs will be issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Central Visayas as part of the enforcement of Executive Order 35-B, which outlines the regulations for PUVs.

Garcia said the Province will give vitamins and wearable air purifiers to compliant drivers and conductors.

Earlier, Garcia announced that the Provincial Government will provide a one-month supply of vitamin C with zinc, vitamin B complex and vitamin D-3 with calcium to all PUV drivers and conductors.

She said Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) personnel will also check the thermal scanners and footbaths of PUVs, among others.

Meanwhile, CPPO Director Engelbert Soriano said 216 wearable purifiers will be distributed in all police checkpoints for cops to wear when they conduct inspections in PUVs. (MVE)

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