Congressman wants to make installation of "speed limiters" mandatory in all buses after a bus falls off Skyway
The device will stop the buses when the drivers just won’t slow down.
Louis Bacani of Philstar.com reports that Iloilo representative Jerry Trenas has proposed the installation of "speed-limiters" on public utility buses following the tragic bus accident at the Skyway in Taguig City on Monday (December 16) that left at least 18 people dead. (The Philippine Red Cross has reported that 22 people had died.)
The report explained that for Trenas, putting "speed-limiters" on buses "is a practical solution to discipline reckless drivers and to stop them from running faster than the normal speed of 60 kilometers per hour." Once installed, the speed limiter will automatically stop the acceleration of a vehicle that exceeds the speed limit programmed on the device.
"Since it is impossible to ensure that only drivers with proper driving etiquette are employed by bus companies, the best way to reduce road accidents is to deny them the ability to drive faster than they should," Trenas said in a report by state-run Philippine News Agency (PNA).
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