The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has officially deputized the 16 traffic officers of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), giving them authority to strictly enforce traffic rules and regulations inside the 8.9-kilometer modern toll facility.
LTO Director for Law Enforcement Service (LES), Atty. Clarence Guinto, asked the CCLEX patrol crews to be models and advocates of road safety. On July 29, 2022, Guinto, who is also LTO-NCR West regional director, together with other LTO-NCR, LTO 7, and CCLEC officials, led the graduation ceremony of the patrol crews who completed and passed the official training and examinations.
LTO NCR-West and Law Enforcement Service (LES) Director, Atty. Clarence Guinto
“I enjoin you to do good because you do not represent yourself but your organization, CCLEC (Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation), and LTO because we gave you the deputization,” Guinto said. Aside from strictly enforcing traffic rules and regulations, the patrol crews are also responsible, among others, for responding to any traffic-related incidents, ensuring that CCLEX is safe for road users, and assisting motorists when their vehicles break down.
On top of the patrol crews fielded on the expressway, CCLEX has a smart management traffic system to ensure safe drives inside the facility. The smart management traffic system detects traffic load, speed and vehicle load, license plates, and road weather conditions.
There will also be more than 100 CCTVs and sensors that will be installed in CCLEX to monitor all the ins and outs of the expressway. During the graduation ceremony, Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) Vice President and Project Manager Herbert C. Laboy congratulated the patrol crews for successfully passing the stringent requirements of becoming LTO’s deputized agents
CCLEC Operations Manager, Mareon Therese Miole, for her part, reminded motorists that CCLEX is a traffic discipline zone, and ensuring safety on the road is a shared responsibility. CCLEC Senior Manager for Legal Services, Atty. Rosemarie Versoza, assured LTO that the company will continuously work closely with the agency for the enforcement of traffic rules and regulations.