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LTO to review rules for Anti-distracted Driving Law




The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will reportedly review the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Anti-distracted Driving Law or Republic Act 10913 which was recently made into full effectivity. This is mainly due to the confusion it brought upon both the motorists and agencies involved.

PhilStar reports that Edgar Galvante, LTO chief, is open to suggestions and will actually have a meeting with the government agencies and produce more solid and uniform guidelines of the said law to eliminate further uncertainties.

During the first day of implementation (Thursday), the MMDA was already able to apprehend a total of 127 motorists which are comprised of 89 motorcycle drivers, 25 private vehicles owners, seven truck drivers, five bus drivers, and one UV express driver.

Galvante also mentioned that the LTO is giving the motorists a ‘chance to explain why they should not be fined for their violations’ as there might be a chance that the enforcers could have just apprehended them by mistake.

Motorists and agencies weren’t the only ones who expressed their sentiments. A few senators have also been reported to have called for a review of the new law. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito has specifically expressed his thoughts regarding the placement of phones for navigational use as ‘practically incomprehensible’.

Source: PhilStar



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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6 Responses

  1. rcvelasco says:

    another stupidity of the LTO & MMDA! Rosary is not the problem. Just imagine the TRAFFIC if yun jeep walang karatula sa harap…. mga abnoy!

  2. Jr says:

    On February 3, 2016, Senators Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada and Sergio Osmeña III filed Senate Bill No. 3211 at the Philippine Senate Committee on Public Services which aims to “safeguard its citizenry from the ruinous and extremely injurious effects of vehicular accidents” caused by the “unrestrained use of electronic mobile devices.”[3] Similar legislation was also introduced in the Philippine House of Representatives as House Bill No. 4531 on June 6, 2016 by Tarlac Rep. Susan Yap, Northern Samar Rep. Harlin Abayon, Buhay Party-List Reps. Irwin Tieng and Lito Atienza, Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop, DIWA Party-List Rep. Emmeline Aglipay, Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr., Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento, Camiguin Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, and Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan.[4]

  3. Manuel de jesus says:

    Ung mga passenger jeepney na halos 12″ nlng ang view sa windshield dhil sa kung ano anong borloloy at tint nkadikit sa windshield at mga signage dba mas grabe un kesa sa rosary nkasabit lng sa rear view mirror? LTO at MMDA mghunusdili nmn kayo!!!

  4. Andrew Bueser says:

    What about yung mga Jeep na walang ilaw sa gabi and yung mga jeep na nag bababa sa mga kanto nang edsa? yang dapat unahin nila… yung jeep na sobrang dumi luma at baho… mga driver na walang ligo…

  5. Rosauro bondoc says:

    Pati pag inom ng kape ipagbabawal. Eh dka naman makakainom pag ng ddrive. Mainit yata ang kape.

  6. Antonie says:

    Suggestion lng po, di po ba pwede yung mga motor, sa gilid na lng sila tapos may speed limit. Kc madalas nadidisgrasya kasi singit sila ng singit, kung nasa gilid lng sila tpos hindi dila mabibilis bk nmn d n cl mdidisgrasya. Bow.

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