Summer is over and classes have officially resumed for some students—and that means the roads are extra-busy yet again. To ensure the safety of children riding school transport services (STS), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) launched ‘Oplan: Balik Eskwela’ yesterday, June 3, 2019.
The program includes the inspection of STS units as well as the conduct of security and road-safety orientations, anti-colorum operations, and dialogues with the stakeholders. It is currently being implemented across 15 Regional Franchising and Regulatory Offices in the country, including the LTFRB Central Office.
The campaign is part of the LTFRB’s efforts to guarantee the safety of student passengers by ensuring the proper compliance of STS operators, drivers, and units with the set guidelines. Leading the inspections in Quezon City yesterday morning were Atty. Martin B. Delgra III, LTFRB chairman, and Atty. Zona Russet Tamayo, LTFRB NCR director.
The LTFRB has strictly imposed the mandatory installation of dashcams and CCTVS on all STS units. Drivers and operators are also required to know the emergency numbers of the police and fire bureau, which should also be posted inside the vehicle.
You may view the LTFRB’s official Facebook post below:
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