Inaasahan ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) na magkakaroon na ang National Capital Region (NCR) ng una nitong single ticketing system para sa mga paglabag sa batas trapiko ngayong 2023, ayon sa kanilang opisyal nitong Martes.
“A traffic code that promotes the single ticketing system has been approved by a technical working group of the Metro Manila Council and is now up for the approval of the region’s mayors” pahayag ng MMDA Traffic Discipline Office Director for Enforcement na si Atty. Victor Nuñez.
“We are very hopeful that within the first quarter of this year, the Metro Manila traffic code, with the single ticketing, which also aims to interconnect the 17 LGUs of Metro Manila to LTO, [will be implemented],” sinabi niya sa isang House Committee on Transportation meeting.
Binigyang diin naman ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) na may otoridad umano ang LTO ay deputized agents para kumpiskahin ang lisensya ng mga drayber.
“The Secretary issued a memorandum addressed to all local government units that local government units, their traffic officers don’t have authority to confiscate driver’s license. We also issued our legal opinion, that as provided under the LTO code it is only the LTO and their deputized agents which can confiscate driver’s license,” pahayag ng DILG lawyer na si Ralph Ifurung.
“Local government units…can still issue traffic citation tickets, but as to the confiscation of the drivers license, it’s only the LTO which has the authority to do so,” dagdag pa niya.