MMDA Wants Rogue PUV Drivers Off Streets

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority wants a ban on delinquent drivers of public utility vehicles and called for PUV operators to keep such drivers from driving their vehicles.

MMDA General Manager Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said that after forwarding a list of drivers with an excessive number of violations to the Land Transportation Office, their next step would be to get such drivers off the roads.

While the MMDA does not have the authority to apprehend or revoke excessive traffic violators, they have asked the LTO to issue guidelines on the apprehension of such drivers.

While waiting for the guidelines, he called on the PUV operators — especially those in Metro Manila — to bar such drivers from going on the road with their vehicles.

Last month, the MMDA submitted a list of about 12,000 drivers with multiple apprehensions, with the LTO issuing show-cause orders to about 2,500 — half of which responded to the LTO.

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