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Sen. Lapid wants investigation on smoke belchers and decrepit vehicles

Sen. Lito Lapid is just voicing out what a lot of people are asking: Despite all the strict rules and regulations by the LTO, why are there still smoke belching and dilapidated vehicles on the streets?

Senator Lito Lapid

“There is also a need to review as to how the LTO conduct their motor vehicle inspection because countless dilapidated vehicles with varying degree of impairment ranging from broken tail lights to the use of mineral water containers as makeshift gas tanks continue to roam our streets, thus posing danger to the general public especially motorists and commuters,” he said.

He filed Senate Resolution No. 413: Private and Public (For Hire) Vehicles, to investigate if there are any current regulations that need to be toughed up or taken out to ensure that the aforementioned vehicles won’t be such a safety hazard on the streets.

We hope this pushes through.

[Article via: Journal Online | Image via: Angeles264 (CC by-SA 3.0)]

HB 1576: Slow-moving Vehicles Act

Was there ever a time that while you’re driving in the left-hand lane, you wished that the slow-moving car or scooter in front of you would just move to the right lane so you can get on your way? If yes, then you should ask Congress to pass the House Bill 1576 as soon as possible.

Manila Roads

House Bill 1576 is called the Slow-moving Vehicles Act. It’s authored by Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo and her son, Dato Arroyo. It basically says that if any vehicle that is moving below the required speed of a particular road, should be on the right lane. Violators will pay PHP 10,000 or 3 months driver’s license suspension.

A bit stiff but slow moving vehicles usually clog up the road for those who are in a hurry. There are even cases that they cause accidents because those who overtake them usually counterflows and hits vehicles on the opposite side of the road.

Read the House Bill here

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