Nueva Vizcaya PNP warns motorist with modified vehicles
Acting Provincial Director of Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office P.Supt. Richard A. Saavedra recently instructed all the cops in the province to strictly apprehend all motor vehicles with unlawfully using sirens, bells, horns, whistles or similar gadgets that emit exceptionally loud or startling sounds, including domelights and other signaling or flashing device attached to their vehicles.
This directive from the Provincial Director was made after he received a viber message from the Chief PNP General Oscar Albayalde ordering a nationwide crackdown on violators of Presidential Decree (P.D.) 96 including politicians, candidates and others.
According to P.D. 96, it shall be unlawful for the owner or possessor of any motor vehicle to use or attach to his vehicle any siren, bell, horn, whistle, or other similar gadgets that produce exceptionally loud or startling sound, including domelights, blinkers and other similar signalling or flashing devices.
The gadgets or devices can only be used or attached to motor vehicles designated for official use by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Bureau of Investigation, Land Transportation Commission, Police Departments, Fire Departments, and hospital ambulances.
All gadgets mentioned that are attached in any type of vehicle will immediately be confiscated if apprehended and in cases of second and subsequent offenses, the offender shall be prosecuted and, upon conviction thereof, shall suffer the penalty of imprisonment for six months and/or a fine of 600 pesos.
In addition, the certificate of registration of the motor vehicle on which the unauthorized gadget or device mentioned is installed, mounted or used shall be cancelled or revoked.
This P.D. 96 was made during the time of President Ferdinand Marcos pursuant to his Proclamation No. 1081 on September 21, 1972. #mccd