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LTO orders owner of Honda car in viral video to produce road-raging driver

THE Land Transportation Office has issued a show-cause order (SCO) against the registered owner of a vehicle whose driver figured in another viral road rage video at a subdivision in Imus, Cavite.

LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II directed Region 4A director Cupido Gerry Asuncion to immediately investigate the misbehavior of the male driver before and during the confrontation.

Asuncion issued the SCO against the female registered owner of a white Honda CRV (plate number REN-123), asking her to explain in a notarized affidavit why she should not be penalized for the incident.

The vehicle owner, whom the LTO did not name, was directed to submit her response “under oath within five days from the receipt hereof,” the order read.

The LTO said the violation was reckless driving under Section 48, Article V of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.

The incident went viral on social media, with the video-taker saying the driver appeared to be drunk.

In the video, the Honda CRV was seen swerving on a public road, apparently to block the vehicle from behind it from passing.

The driver of the CRV stopped the vehicle and confronted the driver of the vehicle behind him.

He was heard cursing at the occupants of the other vehicle.

The LTO said the driver of the Honda CRV was not the owner since the vehicle is registered under a woman’s name from Rizal.

“We want to know if the van was bought or borrowed, and (for the owner) to identify the driver,” Mendoza said.

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