Mexico town regulates construction of speed humps

TO PREVENT road accidents caused by inconspicuous speed humps, the Municipal Government of Mexico in Pampanga reiterated the strict implementation of a municipal ordinance that regulates the putting up of speed humps on thoroughfares within its jurisdiction.

Vice Mayor Jonathan Pangan said Municipal Ordinance 039-2014 prohibits the construction of speed humps of any type on major highways in Mexico, including national, provincial, municipal and barangay roads.

He said speed humps may be allowed in barangay roads provided that they are not often used by vehicles and the village concerned can secure a permit from the Municipal Engineering Office.

After securing the permit, village officials must still follow some guidelines stipulated by the ordinance, such as the dimension of the speed humps must be one foot wide per one inch high to avoid causing accidents.

Pangan also noted that speed humps must also be painted with striking colors and placed in well-lighted areas for motorists to easily notice.

Individuals who will be caught violating the ordinance will be summoned by the local government and ordered to remove the road bump. Defiance will equate to at least P2,500 fine for the violator, he added.

“This is just one of our measures in ensuring the safety of our roads, especially that we are considered a gateway to other towns and provinces. We have seen the positive effect since we implemented the law and we will continue to strictly implement it,” Pangan said.
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