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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by jojopad View Post
    Worse, plenty of PUVs don't even have a working odometer, or none at all.
    perhaps it is time they be accosted and penalized.
    sa totoo lang, dapat ay istrikto ang LTO sa annual vehicle evaluation. non-regulation vehicle lights and odometers and parking brakes. para naman mabawasan ang sasakyan sa daan. legally!

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    #12
    ^ tama. Since the gov't plans to phase out jeepneys anyway, The lto Might as well start taking on the role as the gate keeper of sorts and restrict those puv rolling caskets off of our roads. They have the reason and now the admin backing to do so anyway

    when you look into the abyss, the abyss looks into you

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    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by E*tpc View Post
    I think one of the best options would be to install electronic limiters on all public vehicles and also for private vehicles with past multiple violations.
    That should be more like it as it should be factory calibrated, rather than the vehicle's speedometer which may be inaccurate because of modifications and replacement of parts....

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    #14
    tongue in cheek.
    "outsiders will be amused, when they hear that we will require speed limiters on public roads, where the average speed is 15 km/hr."

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    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by BratPAQ View Post
    Plus how many cars really have 50 on their odometer? It's 40 line then next is the 60 line. How would you know you are over 50? Tanchahan na lang ng imaginary line on your odometer between 40 and 60.
    1) Odometers measure distance travelled. SPEEDOMETERS measure speed.

    2) AFAIK, all current car speedometers have indices every 10kph, starting at 10kph. This includes all the cars I've driven since 1976.

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    #16
    This is the law, unless it is repealed, or amended to include new classifications such as expressways. Whether or not it is implemented or people follow it is another issue. By the way, these speeds are actually lower than those QC and MMDA are tying to implement, which goes against section 36.


    "REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4136
    AN ACT TO COMPILE THE LAWS RELATIVE TO LAND TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC RULES, TO CREATE A LAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
    CHAPTER IV
    Traffic Rules
    ARTICLE I
    Speed Limit and Keeping to the Right

    SECTION 35. Restriction as to Speed. –
    (a) Any person driving a motor vehicle on a highway shall drive the same at a careful and prudent speed, not greater nor less than is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic, the width of the highway, and of any other condition then and there existing; and no person shall drive any motor vehicle upon a highway at such a speed as to endanger the life, limb and property of any person, nor at a speed greater than will permit him to bring the vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.
    (b) Subject to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the rate of speed of any motor vehicle shall not exceed the following:

    MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SPEEDS

    Passengers Cars / Motor trucks and Motorcycle and buses
    1. On open country roads, with no “blinds corners” not closely bordered by habitations. 80 kph for passenger cars / 50 kph for Motor trucks, motorcycles and buses.
    2. On “through streets” or boulevards, clear of traffic, with no ” blind corners,” when so designated. 40 kph for passenger cars / 30 kph for Motor trucks, motorcycles and buses.
    3. On city and municipal streets, with light traffic, when not designated “through streets.” 30 kph for passenger cars / 30 kph for Motor trucks, motorcycles and buses.
    4. Through crowded streets, approaching intersections at “blind corners,” passing school zones, passing other vehicles which are stationary 20 kph for passenger cars / 20 kph for Motor trucks, motorcycles and buses.

    (c) The rates of speed hereinabove prescribed shall not apply to the following:
    (1) A physician or his driver when the former responds to emergency calls;
    (2) The driver of a hospital ambulance on the way to and from the place of accident or other emergency;
    (3) Any driver bringing a wounded or sick person for emergency treatment to a hospital, clinic, or any other similar place;
    (4) The driver of a motor vehicle belonging to the Armed Forces while in use for official purposes in times of riot, insurrection or invasion;
    (5) The driver of a vehicle, when he or his passengers are in pursuit of a criminal;
    (6) A law-enforcement officer who is trying to overtake a violator of traffic laws; and
    (7) The driver officially operating a motor vehicle of any fire department, provided that exemption shall not be construed to allow unless or unnecessary fast driving of drivers afore-mentioned.

    SECTION 36. Speed Limits Uniform Throughout the Philippines. – No provincial, city or municipal authority shall enact or enforce any ordinance or resolution specifying maximum allowable speeds other than those provided in this Act."

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    #17
    yan yata yung sinasabing "the law is just a suggestion"?


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    #18
    Idiotic proposition.

    They can't even apprehend motorcycle drivers in Commonwealth going beyond 60 kph even if the violators are right in front of traffic enforcers. Same with bus drivers.

    When will the AAP speak up?!?

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    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by KingoftheNorth View Post
    Idiotic proposition. They can't even apprehend motorcycle drivers in Commonwealth going beyond 60 kph even if the violators are right in front of traffic enforcers. Same with bus drivers. When will the AAP speak up?!?
    The AAP has been speaking up for road safety via 1) enforcement, 2) education, 3) engineering, and 4) legislation, FOR DECADES. If you're a member and don't know this, its time you get to know more about the organization.

    Also, policy and enforcement are two different things. This is why they are given to separate branches of the current government.

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    #20
    Quote Originally Posted by makinao View Post
    The AAP has been speaking up for road safety via 1) enforcement, 2) education, 3) engineering, and 4) legislation, FOR DECADES. If you're a member and don't know this, its time you get to know more about the organization.

    Also, policy and enforcement are two different things. This is why they are given to separate branches of the current government.
    No, I don't claim to be a member and maybe AAP is the wrong group to be lobbying about rights of private motorists.

    I just wonder why, ff they do speak for topics like road safety, traffic education, engineering, enforcement and legislation, aren't they more visible or more vocal especially when it comes to arbitrary and capricious traffic rules like the ones being proposed?

    Yes, policy and enforcement are different things...which is why private motorists like us experience hell on the streets everyday.

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