Duterte signs EO setting speed limit in downtown areas-A A +A
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
ALL vehicle owners in Davao City are told to observe allowable speed limit along highways, thoroughfares, streets and roads or face arrest.
This after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) No. 39 that sets the speed limits for all vehicles within the city.
The EO provides the specific rate of speed for all types of motor vehicles within the territorial boundaries in the metropolis.
It said the EO aims to "obviate traffic accidents resulting from over speeding and reckless driving".
Drivers must observe a maximum speed of 60 kilometer per hour (kph) from Sirawan to Ulas Crossing, from Lasang to Panacan, from Calinan to Ulas Crossing, and from C.P Gracia Highway-McArthur Highway to Panacan.
For vehicles that traverse from Ulas to Generoso Bridge/Bolton Bridge, from Panacan Crossing to J.P Laurel Avenue-Alcantara, and from Ma-a Road Diversion to McArthur Highway, a maximum speed of 40 kph is mandated.
A maximum speed of 30 kph, meanwhile, is ordered from J.P Laurel Ave. Alcantara to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, from Buhangin Crossing-Milan to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, from C.P Garcia Highway-Bacaca Road to Bolton/Generoso Bridge, and from C.P Garcia Highway-Angliongto St. to Bolton/Generoso Bridge.
"Violators shall, if warranted, be subjected to arrest and their vehicle impounded without prejudice to the imposition of penalties and fines under the provision of RA 4136 (Land Transportation and Traffic Code) and Davao City Ordinance No. 778," the EO read.
Implementing agencies of the EO are the Traffic Management Center (TMC), Traffic group-DCPO, Land Transportation Office-Davao City and Highway Patrol Group while the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board and Department of Public Works and Highways serve as the support agencies.
Duterte also directed the TMC to put up road signs, specifying maximum allowable speeds in the metropolis.
"In the interest of public safety and order, there is an imperative need for the city government to immediately address this serious concern through a renewed vigor of regulation as well as the adoption of local measures," the EO read.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 31, 2013.