The Flying Squad of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has been conducting random checkpoints in Bohol since February 4, 2024, to inspect the compliance of motorists with traffic rules and laws.
However, the operation has also caused a lot of inconvenience and frustration among the Boholanos, especially during the rush hour.
On February 5, 2024, the LTO personnel set up their checkpoints near Totolan, Dauis, and Poblacion 1, Tagbilaran City, where many Boholanos were heading to their offices, schools, work, and meeting places.
The checkpoints caused a massive delay in the traffic flow, and some motorists had to park for a while and wait until the LTO personnel left the area.
Many Boholanos complained that the LTO Flying Squad made them late for their important activities, and some even expressed their anger and dissatisfaction on social media.
They questioned the timing and the necessity of the LTO operation, and urged the authorities to consider the welfare and convenience of the public.
The LTO Flying Squad is expected to continue their inspection in key areas in the province for a week.
They are checking the licenses and registrations of the motorists, as well as the maintenance and safety of their vehicles. The LTO said that the operation is part of their mandate to ensure road discipline and order.