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Matagumpay na nailunsad ng PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) ang 8th Simultaneous Nationwide Oplan Lambat Bitag Sasakyan-One Time Big Time Operations nitong Enero 28 kung saan 4 na carnappers ang nalambat, 7,205 traffic tickets ang naisyu, 1,872 paglabag sa RA 4136 (An Act to Compile the Laws Relative to Land Transportation and Traffic Rules to Create a Land Transportation Commission and for Other Purposes) ang naitala, 1,002 paglabag sa RA 10054 (An Act Mandating All Motorcycle Riders to Wear Standard Protective Motorcycle Helmets while Driving and Providing Penalties Thereof) ang naiulat, at 38 colorum vehicles ang nahuli.

“Comparative data from the previous one time, big time operations shows a significant increase of 198% on impounded vehicles with and without alarm, 27.8% increase for violations of RA 4136 while there is 27% increase in the apprehension of motor vehicle owners/riders in relation to the implementation of RA 10054, PD 96 and colorum motor vehicles. Further, the overall total of issued Traffic Citation Tickets (TCT) Temporary Operator’s Permit (TOP), Ordinance Violations Receipt (OVR) also increased significantly by 49.5%,” pahayag ni PNP Chief PGEN Debold M. Sinas.

Isinagawa ang one-time, big time operation para pigilan ang carnapping, maibalik ang mga carnapped motor vehicles, at mahuli ang mga traffic law violators gamit ang pinagsamang pwersa ng PNP, Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, at iba pang partner agencies.


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