By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz

Land Transportation Office chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II (File photo)

MANILA – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has apprehended a total of 248 vehicles nationwide in its intensified anti-colorum campaign for April.

Region 4-A (Calabarzon) recorded the highest number of apprehensions with a total of 101.

In a statement on Friday, LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said collated data from all regions showed a total of 84 vans were apprehended for providing public transport service without the necessary permit from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

About 20 trucks, 12 passenger jeepneys, 10 buses, and 93 motorcycles were apprehended for various offenses.

“We will continue our campaign to send a message to the operators and drivers of colorum vehicles that we will not stop until they are held accountable for their illegal operations,” Mendoza said.

A total of 57 vehicles were also impounded for serious offenses such as using motor vehicles for public transport without necessary permits.

“This is also our contribution to the government’s continuous efforts to ensure the safety of all road users,” Mendoza said.

He called on the public to report colorum or unregistered vehicles, especially those offering public transport services, as well as those violating other traffic rules. (PNA)