Friday, June 18, 2021

LTO suspends registration of speed limiters

THE Land Transportation Office has suspended the implementation of the registration of speed limiters in public utility vehicles, closed vans for hire, and hauling trucks.

Reuben Tampos, Bacolod LTO Field Office chief, said a memorandum order was issued by LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante to the Regional Office 6 suspending the implementation of speed limiter installation in PUVs and haul trucks as a requirement in the renewal of registration.

Tampus said this is due to the lack of supply of speed limiter gadgets from the dealer.

The dealer should also be accredited by the Department of Trade and Industry, the memorandum said.

Last month, LTO Bacolod started the implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 10916, or an Act Requiring the Mandatory Installation of Speed Limiter in PUVs and Certain Types of Vehicle.

The Road Speedlimiter Act of 2016 aims to monitor the speed required for all PUVs, trucks for haul, closed vans, buses, mini buses, shuttle service and tanker trucks.

But after a month of implementation, the LTO discovered that the local supplier in Bacolod cannot meet the demand, Tampus said.

He also pointed out that there is also a need to train a qualified staff from the accredited supplier in the proper installation of the gadget.

2019 records showed that there are 114,947 registered vehicles in Bacolod of which 11,000 are covered by RA 10916.


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