Licenses of 605 drivers suspended by LTO 7 for road violations in ‘22

A TOTAL of 605 drivers had their licenses suspended by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 after they were caught violating traffic rules and regulations in 2022.

LTO 7’s Operations Division, particularly its Traffic Adjudication Section, made the report public following the request of LTO 7 Director Victor Emmanuel Caindec to see the inventory of subpoenas issued and cases dispensed with license suspensions last year.

Based on the LTO 7 data, November had the most number of suspended driver’s licenses with total recorded cases of 91 drivers.

The year started with 33 suspended drivers in January, 66 in February, 85 in March, 39 in April, 42 in May, 51 in June, 19 in July, 21 in August, 36 in September, 85 in October and 65 in December.

Caindec warned motorists to always follow traffic rules and regulations to avoid apprehension and confiscation.

He explained that aside from the confiscated licenses, the term period of the suspension varies on the gravity of the violation infraction.

A total of 29 subpoenas were issued following the complaints received by the agency on the violations of the said drivers.

Violators are issued subpoenas to give them a specific timeframe to answer their alleged violation.

“This serves as a warning to all motorists that we are doing random checkpoints to make sure that drivers follow traffic rules and regulations to maintain road safety,” said Caindec.

Caindec further explained that due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions implemented in 2021, data for subpoenas and suspensions resumed in 2022. (JKV, PR)