DavNor mayors reminded on regulating tricycles, pedicabs in highways

  • July 11, 2017
  • Michael Uy

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, July 11 (PIA) - - Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, regional director of the Police Regional Office XI, talks on Tuesday, July 11, to the mayors of the three local government units in Davao del Norte about road discipline particularly on regulating tricycles and pedicabs on national highways.


Director Gaerlan bared during the Tagum Biz Talk at Big 8 Corporate Hotel in Tagum City that present during the meeting were Tagum City Mayor Alan Rellon, Carmen Mayor Virginia Perandos and a representative of Panabo City Mayor James Gamao.


Gaerlan reminded the mayors that tricycles and pedicabs are not allowed to operate on national highways subject to certain provisions.


He is referring to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular No. 2007-01 dated January 2, 2007 on the basic consideration in the preparation of city or municipal tricycle and pedicab franchise and regulatory ordinance or code.


Under the operating condition, the memo states that for safety reasons, no tricycle or pedicab should operate on national highways utilized by 4-wheel vehicles greater than 4 tons and where normal speed exceed 40 kilometers per hour; however, the Sp/SB (local Sanggunian) may allow if there is no other alternative route.


““I have initiated the enforcement of road discipline. Our objective is for the improvement of the quality of life of the residents na dapat walang road hazards, walang accidents (that should be with no road hazards, no accident),” he added.


Gaerlan emphasized that if everyone will have the culture of road discipline including the usage of the pedestrian, the road and traffic conditions will improve.


When asked about the reaction of the chief executives, Gaerlan disclosed that they have agreed to talk first with the different associations of the drivers and operators of the tricycles and pedicabs, and place signages along national highway before fully implementing the law in the coming weeks. (PIA11, Michael Uy)

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