The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is serious when it comes to automation to make its processes more efficient and convenient for the motoring public. This automation also includes a new electronic ticketing device that will be used by the agency’s law enforcers.
Just recently, personnel from LTO’s Law Enforcement Unit has undergone training on the use of a new handheld electronic device that they will use in the field. According to a report by PTV, the LTO says that the new device will be used by their enforcers when issuing an Electronic Temporary Operator’s Permit (E-TOP) to motorists who are caught violating traffic laws.
The new electronic device, which has some similarities to a handheld Point of Sales (POS) device commonly found in groceries with the ability to read/scan a card, can print a violation receipt, as well as accept payments for the settlement of a traffic violation – which will be implemented during phase 2 of the project.
These new devices will make the “manual” TOP obsolete and implementation will be underway starting February 6, 2023.