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    #121
    Not sure if OT here, but this bill [and its derivative] is waaaay overdue.

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    House bill presumes driver involved in accident not initially liable
    Published August 13, 2019 3:46pm
    By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News

    A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking to improve the road safety laws of the country by presuming that a driver or motorist is not initially liable in an accident he or she is involved in.

    In filing House Bill 1987, or the proposed "Philippine Responsible Driving and Accountability Act," Iligan City Representative Frederick Siao aims to craft a law that will "radically change the road rules and improve road safety."

    "Here in this country, if you are a driver who follows the traffic laws but you encounter another motorist or a pedestrian who does not care about those laws and basic courtesy and safety on the road, you are the one who gets charged with the crime of reckless imprudence resulting in either death, injury, or damage to property," Siao said in a statement.

    "House Bill 1987 seeks to overturn that," he added.

    The measure classifies the kinds of driving offenses as dangerous driving, reckless driving, suicidal driving, terroristic driving, careless driving, impaired driving. Another offense is called irresponsible custody of vehicle.

    A driver will be presumed not initially culpable nor be totally at fault for an incident under investigation when:

    • the victim is intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription medication;
    • the victim was not crossing the street at a pedestrian lane or road intersection;
    • the victim crossed the street or highway instead of using a nearby pedestrian footbridge;
    • the victim is a bicycle rider not wearing safety devices or wearing dark clothing;
    • the victim is a driver of a motorcycle, bicycle, or tricycle traveling on a national highway under the minimum speed limit and not on the rightmost lane of the roadway;
    • the victim is a driver who, at the exact time of the incident, did not have right of way on the road;
    • the driver did not flee from the scene of the road safety incident;
    • the driver was suffering, at the time of the incident, a medical emergency such as a heart attack, stroke, asthma attack, or diabetes shock; and
    • the driver of the other vehicle has non-functional or lacking in head lights, tail lights, and other warning devices.



    Meanwhile, a driver involved in a road accident is presumed initially culpable when:

    • the driver flees from the scene of the road safety accident;
    • the driver was driving at high speed according to recorded eyewitnesses' accounts taken at the scene of the road safety accident;
    • the driver had just committed at least one serious traffic violation;
    • the driver is intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription medication;
    • the driver does not have a driver's license or has an expired driver's license; and
    • the victim is a child younger than 15 years of age


    The following, on the other hand, are considered under the bill as mitigating circumstances in driving violations:

    • Fast driving due to medical emergency to rush to a hospital or other medical facility for immediate care;
    • Pursuit of a suspect in a crime who is fleeing or has just fled from the scene of a crime;
    • Rushing home or to workplace because of a fire or other disaster; and
    • Serious to gross defects in the design and construction of roads and bridges, and of traffic signs and warnings.


    Only a person in authority or law enforcer who is first on the scene or has a continuing investigative responsibility over the road incident resulting in death, injury, destruction of property, or traffic congestion may determine an initial presumption of culpability on the part of the driver, which should be done in writing in a traffic incident report, or orally, with witnesses present.

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    #122
    this is good news for all! dashcam na��

    Quote Originally Posted by absinthe View Post
    Not sure if OT here, but this bill [and its derivative] is waaaay overdue.

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    House bill presumes driver involved in accident not initially liable
    Published August 13, 2019 3:46pm
    By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News

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    #123
    Quote Originally Posted by StockEngine View Post
    this is good news for all! dashcam na��
    Great news indeed!

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    #124
    Quote Originally Posted by absinthe View Post
    Not sure if OT here, but this bill [and its derivative] is waaaay overdue.

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    House bill presumes driver involved in accident not initially liable
    Published August 13, 2019 3:46pm
    By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News
    I am unsure whether this is a solution. Notice that the burden of proof initially moves to the side of the victim, which shouid never be the case as it is the aggrieved party at the onset. Many of the bullet points are difficult to prove as well and might be unenforceable or impractical to apply.

    The last paragraph, in particular, will definitely make money for many enforcers.

    In its current verbiage, I doubt this bill will go past the House.

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    #125
    pag na pass yan law na yan bibile na ako ng sports car

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    #126
    Quote Originally Posted by minicarph View Post
    pag na pass yan law na yan bibile na ako ng sports car
    Pasakay sa sports car mo sir ha.

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    #127
    Dashcam must be a requirement para maging effective yan

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    #128
    the first set.
    ...reads like a list of people a motorist can legally run down on the road, without fear of getting imprisoned or sued.

    imagine... can run him down because he's not using the pedestrian lane while crossing the street...
    Last edited by dr. d; August 15th, 2019 at 12:50 AM.

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    #129
    a fiery multiple car crash in carmona,cavite. it just happened an hour or so ago.

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    Last edited by baludoy; September 28th, 2019 at 10:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baludoy View Post
    a fiery multiple car crash in carmona,cavite. it just happened an hour or so ago.

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    Hope no one was hurt.
    Pretty scary

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