THE City Government of Mati is implementing speed limits to address vehicular incidents in the city due to traffic violations.

“There have been traffic accidents on the highways, thoroughfares, streets, and roads of the City of Mati primarily caused by over speeding and reckless driving, with motorists repeatedly ignoring lawful speed limits,” Michelle Rabat, Mati City Mayor, said in Executive Order No. 69 Series of 2022 on August 9, 2022.

Rabat said existing traffic laws that are being implemented in the city; Republic Act (RA)No. 4136, and the Municipal Ordinance No. 75, Series of 2002 are already outdated.

“And to a great extent, no longer suited or responsive to the current traffic situation in the city due to various factors resulting from rapid development,” Rabat said.

She added, “In the interest of public safety and order, there is an imperative need for the city government to immediately address this serious concern through the adoption of local measures responsive to the current situation with a view of reasonably and effectively obviating traffic accidents resulting from overspeeding and reckless driving."

Rabat said that all speed limits for all types of motor vehicles that traverse the territorial boundaries of the city should not exceed 60 km/hour from Clergy House, Madang to Crossing Red Cross, Barangay Matiao (Diversion Road), from NHA Intersection, Barangay Dahican to Barangay Hall and Barangay Bobon, and from NHA Intersection, Barangay Dahican to Barangay Hall, and Barangay Tamisan.

Meanwhile, from Intersection (near St. Camillus Hospital), Madang, Barangay Central to Rotonda, Barangay Dahican (near DAR Office), from Crossing Martinez Subdivision, Barangay Dahican to Sambuokan Village, and Barangay Dahican have been set to 40 km/hour.

Crossing Lemente Village, Barangay Central to Nazareno Street, Barangay Central to Nazareno Street, Barangay Central, along Quezon Street and from Bonifacio Street, and Barangay Central to Crossing Mapantad have been set to 30 km/hour.

The RA 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code states that speed limits are set on open country roads, city and municipal streets, and thoroughfares which means that no provincial, city or municipal authority will be able to enforce any ordinance or resolution about speed limits other than the prescribed law. KSD