Rep. Enrique Cojuangco of the 1st district of Tarlac has proposed a bill seeking to set speed limits to minimize fatal vehicular accidents just like the fateful Don Mariano Accident.
“The bill seeks to update the present rules and regulations on road safety and traffic management by including freeways or the controlled access highways in the classifications of roads and set a uniform speed,” Cojuangco said.
The bill will cover all major expressways especially the North Luzon Expressway, South Luzon Expressway, Metro Manila Skyway, Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway, Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, Bataan Provincial Expressway and the Manila Cavite Expressway.
Here are some of the prescribed speeds in the bill:
- On open country roads with no blind corners and not closely bordered by habitation is 80 kilometers per hour for cars and motorcycles and 50 kilometers per hour for buses and trucks.
- On boulevards, clear of traffic with no blind corners, the speed limit for cars and motorcycles is 40 kilometers per hour and 30 kilometer per hour for trucks and buses.
- On city and municipal roads with light traffic, the speed limit for cars and motorcycles is 20 kilometers per hour and 30 kilometers per hour for trucks and buses.
- On crowded streets, approaching intersections at blind corners, passing school zones, the speed limit is 20 kilometers per hour for cars and motorcycles and 20 kilometers per hour for trucks and buses.