So you’re driving down the road, you see a vehicle in front of you that’s belching smoke like it’s a volcano on wheels: what do you do? Take a pic of it and send it to the LTO.
The campaign named, “Sagip Hangin”, started last 2004. It would ask commuters and drivers alike to shoot pictures of vehicles and write down the plate numbers of those who were guilty of smoke belching.
Technology was the reason. Unfortunately, the gadgets then wasn’t that up to par with what we have now. With camphones almost in the mainstream, taking pictures and sending them immediately to the authorities is easy. The Land Transportation Office would then sanction the violators.
Well, that was the plan; the LTO is still ironing the details and database in their system before implementing it. Once done, the LTO will announce the number or email to where people can send the images.