PNP asks politicians: Shun use of sirens, emergency lights

MANILA Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa urged the public and politicians in particular to cooperate in the campaign against illegal LED lights, sirens, and emergency blinkers.

"Para di kayo mahuli ng (So that you won't be apprehended by the) Highway Patrol Group, you abide by the law," Dela Rosa said as he and PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) Director Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal led the destruction of confiscated illegal emergency lights, sirens, open exhaust pipes and other accessories at the Camp Crame Grandstand.

"Law enforcement namin is without fear or favor, so kahitpolitician sila wala kaming pakialam, huhulihin namin sila pag nag-violate sila sa batas. Very clear tayo dyan, wala tayong sinasanto dito. Nakikiusap rin tayo sa mga politician na wag gumamit ng ganitong mga gadgets, please (Even if it involves politicians, we cannot care less, we will apprehend all violators of the law, We are very clear in this regard, I can only plead now to these policians not to use these prohibited gadgets)," dela Rosa said.

Meanwhile, the PNP chief has also deputized 1,500 drivers of Transport network vehicle service (TNVS) company Grab and motorcycle riders in Metro Manila as road safety marshalls and were provided HPG marshall decals and pins.

The reports of road safety marshalls will be coursed through the new hotline of the unit 74-444-74 which is likewise available for other motorists' complaints.

The marshalls will also be fielded to supplement police officers during the upcoming summer vacation, Dela Rosa added.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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