Traffic agency eyes speed limit

THE series of road traffic crashes, particularly at Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) on the side of Talisay City, Cebu, has prompted traffic officials to seek the imposition of speed limit for vehicles in the city.

Twelve persons died in vehicle-related incidents that happened in the city from March 2018 until March 2019.

In the same period, the Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office recorded 444 road traffic injuries.

City of Talisay-Traffic Operations Development Authority (CT-Toda) Jonathan Tumulak said his office has noticed that in the past weeks overspeeding trucks, private vehicles and motorcycles have figured in road incidents, and these were captured by security cameras.

Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas agrees with CT-Toda’s plan; he will persuade the City Council to pass an ordinance implementing a speed limit.

He also wants to talk with Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella to convince the latter that the speed limit of the two cities at CSCR should be the same.

Gullas also plans to purchase three speed guns to monitor the speed of vehicles passing by CSCR, according to Tumulak. (from FMD of Superbalita Cebu/KAL)


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