Law enforcers from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) recently underwent an advanced speed enforcement training, particularly on vehicle identification and apprehension, with public interest law organization, ImagineLaw, and experts from Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP).
The training, led by GRSP experts, Robert Susanj and Mark Stables, was conducted to help the LTO officers familiarize themselves with the different vehicles on the road and, at the same time, allow them to efficiently apprehend those who do not follow speed limits along national highways with the use of speed guns.
“The speed that thrills, is the speed that kills,” says LTO Assistant Secretary, Edgar Galvante, as he reminded motorists to follow designated speed limits, as the agency pushes to heighten speed limit implementation in the country.
The training was also based on the learnings gained from the program dry run which was conducted in CALABARZON and Bicol just a few months ago.
“If local law enforcers are equipped with speed measurement devices and with the knowledge on speed limit enforcement, they become confident to make a difference and save more lives on the road,” said Stables, a former national advisor in charge of road crash investigation in New Zealand.
The LTO, together with other concerned agencies Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), ImagineLaw, and the GRSP also conducted a workshop to develop the Philippine Speed Enforcement Plan – which is envisioned to be the widespread speed limit enforcement throughout the country.