LTO summons doctor to explain rude behavior in road rage incident

Published December 2, 2019, 6:31 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Alexandria San Juan

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) summoned a doctor on Monday to explain his rude behavior toward a fellow motorist during a road rage incident caught in a video that went viral online.

Land Transportation Office (LTO) (MANILA BULLETIN)
Land Transportation Office (LTO) (MANILA BULLETIN)

LTO Law Enforcement Service (LES) Acting Director Clarence Guinto, a lawyer, said that the agency issued a show cause order against physician Tomas Mendez to explain why his license should not be suspended or revoked.

“[We] issued already a show cause order [against him to explain] why his driver’s license should not be suspended or revoked,” Guinto said in a message.

This came after Mendez was caught in a viral video yelling at a motorist whom he accused of almost hitting his car and blocking his way on the road.

In videos circulating online since Sunday night, Mendez was seen hurling expletives at an L300 driver, who appeared to be a government employee and insulting his work.

The voice of a woman who seemed to be a companion of the driver was also heard in the video saying that Mendez threw things at them first.

A separate video also surfaced online where Mendez was seen shouting at another driver.

Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) slammed Mendez’s action which they tagged as an example of a motorist’s misconduct and abusive behavior.

“Kami po ay nananawagan rin sa iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan katulad ng Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) at pati na rin sa Philippine Medical Association (PMA) na kung maari po ay aksyunan ang insidenteng ito bago pa lumala ang sitwasyon o problema,” the DOTr said in a statement.

(We call on other government agencies such as the Professional Regulation Commission as well as the Philippine Medical Association to please take action on this incident before the situation or problem gets worse.)

Following this, the Department reminded motorists not to lose their temper when involved in similar incidents on the road to avoid insulting or hurting other people.

“Inuulit po namin ang paalala sa mga motorista na maging mahinahon at huwag daanin sa init ng ulo o sa antas ng pamumuhay kung sakaling masangkot sa isang traffic incident,” the DOTr urged.

(We repeat our reminder to motorists to be calm and not to lose their temper or use the privilege of their social status in any traffic incident.)

“Hangad natin ay isang lipunan kung saan pantay-pantay tayong susunod sa mga alituntunin at batas trapiko, at iginagalang natin ang karapatan at dignidad ng bawat isa,” the Transportation Department said.

(We want a society where we live equally by the rules and laws of traffic, and where we respect each other’s rights and dignity.)

 
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LTO summons doctor to explain rude behavior in road rage incident

Published December 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Alexandria San Juan

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) summoned a doctor on Monday to explain his rude behavior toward a fellow motorist during a road rage incident caught in a video that went viral online.

Land Transportation Office (LTO) (MANILA BULLETIN)
Land Transportation Office (LTO) (MANILA BULLETIN)

LTO Law Enforcement Service (LES) Acting Director Clarence Guinto, a lawyer, said that the agency issued a show cause order against physician Tomas Mendez to explain why his license should not be suspended or revoked.

“[We] issued already a show cause order [against him to explain] why his driver’s license should not be suspended or revoked,” Guinto said in a message.

This came after Mendez was caught in a viral video yelling at a motorist whom he accused of almost hitting his car and blocking his way on the road.

In videos circulating online since Sunday night, Mendez was seen hurling expletives at an L300 driver, who appeared to be a government employee and insulting his work.

The voice of a woman who seemed to be a companion of the driver was also heard in the video saying that Mendez threw things at them first.

A separate video also surfaced online where Mendez was seen shouting at another driver.

Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) slammed Mendez’s action which they tagged as an example of a motorist’s misconduct and abusive behavior.

“Kami po ay nananawagan rin sa iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan katulad ng Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) at pati na rin sa Philippine Medical Association (PMA) na kung maari po ay aksyunan ang insidenteng ito bago pa lumala ang sitwasyon o problema,” the DOTr said in a statement.

(We call on other government agencies such as the Professional Regulation Commission as well as the Philippine Medical Association to please take action on this incident before the situation or problem gets worse.)

Following this, the Department reminded motorists not to lose their temper when involved in similar incidents on the road to avoid insulting or hurting other people.

“Inuulit po namin ang paalala sa mga motorista na maging mahinahon at huwag daanin sa init ng ulo o sa antas ng pamumuhay kung sakaling masangkot sa isang traffic incident,” the DOTr urged.

(We repeat our reminder to motorists to be calm and not to lose their temper or use the privilege of their social status in any traffic incident.)

“Hangad natin ay isang lipunan kung saan pantay-pantay tayong susunod sa mga alituntunin at batas trapiko, at iginagalang natin ang karapatan at dignidad ng bawat isa,” the Transportation Department said.

(We want a society where we live equally by the rules and laws of traffic, and where we respect each other’s rights and dignity.)

 
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