Senator Trillanes wants to even further limit the speed of Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) with his Senate Bill No. 2790 or the proposed “Speed Limiters Act of 2011.”
“It is hoped that by enforcing strict compliance with the mandated speed limits in various streets, highways and thoroughfares, vehicular accidents caused by speeding is reduced and that lives will be saved,” said Trillanes.
The proposal suggests that PUV operators/owners will shoulder the cost of buying/installing speed limiter and the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will observe the installation. The proposal also says that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will not register PUVs without any speed limiting device.
Once passed and implemented, violators will be fined PHP 30,000 and a jail term of up to 3 years.
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The Light Rail Transit Authority will have a two-day public consultation regarding the fare hikes for the two LRT lines and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) in Pasig City this Friday for students and Saturday for multi-sectoral groups.
Following the 9 a.m. registration, the public consultation will be held at LRT 2 Depot Cafeteria, Marcos Highway, Santolan, Pasig City at 9:30 a.m.
The LRTA website posted an invitation for anyone who is interested in voicing out his opinion about the LRT and MRT fare hike.
The public consultation is in line with the provisional fare increase for LRT and MRT that was approved by the Department of Transportation and Communications last January 11.
[via GMA ]