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Tell It to SunStar: Legalizing habal-habal?

WE know that our traffic problem is getting worse each year. That, while we want to legalize habal-habal. How many more will be put on the road? It’s okay to get other means of travel, but to what extent?

A lot of the habal-habal and transport cycles on the road are neither licensed nor have any insurance. This will become a part of our traffic problem for there will be no limits to how many will there be on the road. Another question is that do public utility jeepneys, tricycles and habal-habals carry insurance for the passengers?

Whenever there is an accident, the person who has the deepest pocket seems to foot the bill, right or wrong, regardless of whose mistake it was. I know it happens here.

We should look at the safety of passengers, too, and not led them into believing that travel all is safe and taken care of. Let us look into the future.

Have a transport system where we eliminate all others to improve our traffic and make travel easier for all because we have no system today and no plans for one tomorrow.- ALFRED ACOPAN


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