DOTr to release speed limiter law soon

Joniel Monton

FILE PHOTO: Passenger Jeep (RAYMOND BALA LACSA / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines — It is possible that by next week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will possibly release implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the speed limiter law in the country

According to DOTr undersecretary for road transport Thomas Orbos, they have already finished the IRR of the said law and will begin its implementation in December.

“What we are aiming for is Christmas, really because it is true that there are a lot of accidents happening during this time of the year, everyone is happy, drunk, and lack sleep,” Orbos said.

The speed limiter law is a law that orders the installation of a speed limiter device in all vehicles, especially in public utility vehicles.

Every speed limiter device is said to be worth P15,000 to P25,000.

Usec. Orbos explained that implementation of the speed limiter law in all public vehicles is a priority because of the large number of passengers riding every day.

“PUVs first, and then the rest will have to adhere to the speed limit in that area, in fact, in all the new vehicles that will be released on our PUV modernization the speed limiter is already included,” he added.

The DOTR is also scheduled to sign next week, along with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and other law enforcement agencies an agreement that said to solidify the implementation of the said law.

Meanwhile, a motorcycle caravan was conducted yesterday by the inter-agency council for traffic along with other private groups in the stretch of Commonwealth and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, to commemorate the world day of remembrance for road traffic victims.

In the data of PNP Highway Patrol Group, around more than 23,000 accidents were recorded in the country from the year 2010 to this third quarter of 2017. — Joan Nano | UNTV News and Rescue

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