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Speed Limiter Bill now a law




Along with the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, the Speed Limiter Act proposed by Senator JV Ejerito was also enacted into law on July 16, 2016.

According to Senator Ejercito, the Speed Limiter Act, also known as the Republic Act No. 10916, covers all public utility vehicles (PUVs) and mandates the “installation of speed limiter device to limit the top speed of vehicles through the employment of mechanical, electronic or communications system or the combination of these systems or similar devices capable of performing the same function.”


Serious penalties aside from fines and license suspension awaits violators. “Those who are found to have tampered the device as defined in the law will be meted out with imprisonment to last not less than six (6) months but not more than three (3) years.”

“I am very pleased with its enactment. I believe that it is long overdue especially with the number of accidents recorded in the past years because of speed driving,” Ejercito said.

source: Senate.gov.ph



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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5 Responses

  1. Yikes... says:

    “The new law shall cover all the public utility vehicles (PUVs). Once it is implemented, there will be mandatory installation of speed limiter device to limit the top speed of vehicles through the employment of mechanical, electronic or communications system or the combination of these systems or similar devices capable of performing the same function.” – Sen. Ejercito

    So, this is for PUVs only, right?

  2. Black Heart says:

    This is a nice law however I am more concerned about laws previously passed which are not being enforced by the police and traffic enforcement units which pass them by everyday like it was not a violation. I am talking about smoke belching (especially for PUV), no overloading (especially single motorcycles, even tricycles and not to mention the kulig-lig), no children when riding single motorcycles, stop light signs and other road laws that were also passed. Oh, yes I am referring to the enforces for not doing anything even if our taxes pays their salaries.

  3. Imagi says:

    useless bill. kahit may speed limiter pa ang mga public vehicles kung wala namang manghuhuli…

    • bwahaha says:

      bobo… di na kailangan hulihin since di na makapagover the speedlimit because of the device

  4. Ace says:

    Dapat may bill din na nagmumulta sa mga maling babaan at sakayan. And/Or isama na rin yung matagal na paghihintay ng pasahero.

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