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Capitol drivers reminded to observe responsible driving always

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Around a hundred Capitol drivers underwent a reorientation training seminar on effective driving at the Capitol Social Hall on May 3.

The Cebu Provincial Human Resource Management Office spearheaded the said refresher to remind the Capitol drivers that their work is as important to any other kind of work.

The seminar served as a venue to remind  drivers that as government employees, they should also update themselves on the basic traffic rules and regulations, defensive driving and avoiding accidents on the road.

Everyday, their main task as government drivers is to transport employees to their field  assignments as well as volunteers and documents anywhere in the province. This is why the Human Resource Office emphasized the significance of responsible driving.

Land Transportation Office (LTO) representative Eduardo Catalya told seminar participantsto to always anticipate what  can possibly happen on the road. Out there the lives of their co-workers are in their hands.

Another speaker from LTO, Vic Ross Caburnay, talked about the Joint Administrative Order No. 2014-01 or the Revised Schedule of Fines and Penalties for Violations of Laws, Rules and Regulations Governing Land Transportation.

Some of the salient features of this law penalizes the driver with a P3,000 fine for driving with an expired license or driving without a license.

Driving a motor vehicle used in the commission of crime upon conviction by the court fines the violator P10,000, plus confiscation of the driver’s license.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is also punishable by law.

On top of LTO’s reminders is self-discipline to keep themselves and their passengers safe and trouble.