THE commuters and transport groups have expressed full support to the government fight against COVID-19.
Lawyer Ariel Inton Jr., founder of Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP) at the same time urged the government to consider some suggestions for the benefit of the public.
Inton’s suggestions includes the implementation of curfew hours for two separate groups; for minors, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. and for the rest, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
In the strict implementation of the “social distancing” policy in public utility vehicles, we are asking the government to exempt PUVs from toll fees; relax the rule on trip-cutting, and concentrate PUVs in areas where demands are highedt and at the same time to save more diesel, and travel time.
The LCSP is also proposing to continue the suspension of color coding, prioritize use in public transportation of essentials such as alcohol, face masks , among other things to fight COVID-19.
For commuters, Inton urged the strict observance of the order of Land the Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ton he maximum seating arraignment.
Distance is very important for now, said Inton.
“Yung mga pasaway huwag isakay at hindi ito sakop ng violation ng refused to convey passengers,” addedInton.
Sixth, Inton urged all car dealers, banks and financial establishments to suspend temporarily the monthly amortization at least for two to three months until the situation becomes normal.
“95% dyan hulugan tulad ng mga Transportation Networks Vehicles Service (TNVS), na suspended ang operations,” said Inton.
Seven, Inton urged the local government units (LGUs) to make a clear policy on tricycles operations particularly on the side of commuters. Back riders should be prohibited.
And lastly, the LCSP) appealed to all operators to provide face mask and gloves for their drivers, and most importantly pray hard for the safety of everybody and overcome the situations.