DOTr suspends the Anti-Distracted Driving Law

After the massive confusion with the driving public, the Department of Transportation has called the shots to suspend the Anti-Distracted Driving Law.

The announcement was made after a hearing with the transportation panel of the Congress. The lack of information drive was pointed out during the hearing citing the Section 7 of the Republic Act (RA) 10913 that states:

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“The DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communications)-LTO in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency, the Department of Education, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police and private agencies and organizations shall undertake a nationwide information, education and communication campaign for a period of 6 months from the effectivity of this act.”

The law, which was implemented last May 18, refers distracted driving as the performance by a motorist of any of the following acts in a motor vehicle in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light, whether diplomatic, public or private. Although, additional stipulations were added which led to the confusion.

Source: Rappler

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

2 Responses

  1. JD Obedoza says:

    Parang Anti Drunk Driving law. Saglit lang naging actual law. Suspended agad.

  2. See this will happen. After the confusion and foreseen abuse of law they will plan again for the better application of the said law

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