SENATOR Richard Gordon has started meeting with officials of the Land Transportation Office to discuss the IRR (implementing rules and regulations) of the controversial Republic Act 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act.
Gordon and LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante met last week after the former wrote to the LTO to offer his experience in the successful implementation in 1985 of a public transport color-coded number system in Olongapo which could help ensure that the law would achieve its purpose.
The senator said he wanted to lend his experience in darfting the IRR particularly the color-coded number system. He bragged that Olongapo City has been implementing a public transport color-coded number system since 1985 when he was the mayor. He justified that use of a color-coded scheme saying crimes in Olongapo City went down after implementing it.
“Crimes on board jeepneys and motorcycles dramatically decreased and having a central file helped passengers locate the drivers of the tricycles and jeepneys involved in a crime or accident,”he said.
“Ngayon, dito sa batas na ito, naniniwala ako na mababawasan nang husto, kung hindi man matigil, ang mga krimeng ginagawa ng mga masasamang-loob na gumagamit ng motorsiklo to get away with the crimes they committed,” he added.