The Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) reminded “impatient” motorists not to abuse the use of their horns when on the road. If they cannot wait, they can “put wings” on their vehicles, they added.
In a reminder on Facebook, the LTO-NCR told motorists to take it easy on the road and not use the horns of their vehicles when they are impatient. They said that the horns of their vehicles should be used to warn other vehicles and not to force others to move faster.
LTO-NCR’s post read, “Paalala. No. 71 ang gamit ng busina ay para magbigay ng babala. Mali pong bumusina dahil pinagmamadali ang nasa harapan.”
It also added that the other driver might be going slow because there are those blocking the way or there are pedestrians crossing. The statement continued, “Hindi niyo nakikita na hindi sila maka go kasi merong tumatawid o me harang sa kalye.”
The post then proceeded to remind motorists that if they are so impatient on the road, they might as well put wings to their cars.
It read, “Pwede po kayo maglagay ng pakpak sa sasakyan kung masyado kayong mainipin.”
The post had been deleted after it garnered several mixed reactions from netizens. While some appreciated the reminder, others couldn’t help but feel offended by the seemingly “sarcastic” tone of the post.
After comments flooded the post, LTO-NCR then explained that it wasn’t their intention to offend anyone. They posted, “Hindi po intensyon na maging sarcastic ng Admin. Yung pong pakpak is ONLY meant to lighten things up. Seryoso na po buhay at habang nag da drive ako malimit kong maranasan yan. Let us be positive about this.”
They continued that following traffic rules should be followed even if enforcers are not around.
*Please start with yourselves, ang batas o anumang guidelines ay ibinibigay para merong panuntunan na susundin. ‘Wag na kayo maghintay ng enforcer,” they added.