28 Florida buses fail LTO, LTFRB inspection

Posted at 02/11/14 6:39 PM

MANILA -- At least 28 buses of the G.V. Florida Transport Inc. failed the road worthiness inspection conducted by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

The LTO and LTFRB started inspecting the units of Florida Transport on Tuesday morning, following the accident in Bontoc, Mt. Province last Friday involving one of its units which left 14 people dead and 32 others injured.

All 238 units of the bus company have to undergo road worthiness test after these were suspended for 30 days by the LTFRB.

According to Wilfredo Javier of the LTO's Motor Vehicle Inspection Center, all units in the first batch of Florida buses failed the inspection.

Javier said two of the buses had broken windshields, and two others failed emission tests.

The LTO said Florida Transport will not be given a road worthiness certificate until it is able to fix all defects in its units.

These include defective brake lights and head lights, the LTO said. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM