LTO issues SCO against owner of vehicle in viral road rage in Cavite
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a Show Cause Order (SCO) against the registered owner of a vehicle whose driver figured in another viral road rage video in a subdivision in Imus, Cavite.
The issuance of the SCO on the female registered owner of a white Honda CRV with license plate REN123 was in compliance with the order of LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Atty. Vigor Mendoza II to the LTO Regional Office 4A to immediately conduct investigation into the misbehavior of the male driver before and during the confrontation.
In the SCO signed by LTO Regional Director Cupido Gerry Asuncion dated September 25, the registered owner was asked to explain in a notarized affidavit on why she should not be penalized in connection with the incident.
“You are directed to submit your response under oath within five days from the receipt hereof why no disciplinary action should be taken against you,” the SCO read.
The violation is Reckless Driving under Section 48, Article V of the Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.
The incident is now viral in the social media with the videographer saying that the driver appeared to be under the influence of liquor.
In the video, the Honda CRV was seen swerving on a public road in an apparent bid to block the vehicle from behind to pass.
Later, the driver of the Honda CRV stopped the vehicle and confronted the driver of the vehicle behind him. The driver of the Honda CRV was also heard in the viral video cursing at the occupants of another vehicle.
During the investigation following an order from Mendoza, it was found out that the driver of the Honda CRV is not the owner as the vehicle is registered to a woman from Rizal.
Part of the investigation, according to Mendoza, is to identify the driver and to know if he has a valid driver’s license.
“Gusto nating malaman kung ang sasakyan ba ay nabenta na o pinahiram. Sa pamamagitan nito, malalaman natin ang identity ng taong ito,” said Mendoza.
“Mabilis ang aksyon natin dito sa pamamagitan ng ating LTO-Region IV A sa pamumuno ni RD Asuncion. Makakatiyak ang ating mga kababayan ng agarang aksyon ng LTO tungkol dito,” he added.
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