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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To ensure that the Philippines weans itself from oil and instead leans on alternative energy sources, President Noynoy Aquino plans to replace gasoline-dependent Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) with electric counterparts.
“The (project) is an ambitious multi-year plan to wean public utility vehicles from the use of gasoline and diesel and to encourage them to shift to alternatives like natural gas, electricity and hybrid engines,” he said.
“I would like to see the day when nearly all public utility vehicles… run on alternative fuel, freeing the public transport sector and commuters from the threat of unreasonably high oil prices and unhealthy levels of air pollution.”
This week, PNoy launched his plan by releasing 20 e-Tricycles, electric-powered tricycles, to a suburb in Manila. Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be financing the first stage of the project.
Article via AFP