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Quezon City revises Road Safety Code for 2018; sets new speed limits

Quezon City revises Road Safety Code for 2018; sets new speed limits image

Eric Tipan / AutoIndustriya.com | December 07, 2017 07:31

New QC Road Safety Code starting 2018 aims to lower road accidents, fatalities

Quezon City, as per the Metro Manila Development Authority, has the most number of road accidents/fatalities in the metropolis in the last six years.

In order to curb this, the local government has amended the old Road Safety Code, including lowering the speed limit on various roads, and will be strictly implementing it starting 2018.

Adjustments on the speed limits in Quezon City roads are as follows:

Roads 

 Cars/Motorcycles and similar motor vehicles

Trucks/Buses/Tricycles & similar road vehicles

Aurora Blvd

50 km/h 

30 km/h

E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave.

50 km/h

30 km/h

Kamuning to Kamias

50 km/h

30 km/h

Santolan-Boni Serrano

50 km/h

30 km/h

Quezon Avenue

50 km/h

30 km/h

East Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

Timog Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

North Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

West Avenue

50 km/h 

30 km/h

Central Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

Kalayaan Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

Commonwealth Ave

60 km/h

50 km/h

Tomas Morato Ave

40 km/h

30 km/h

Tandang Sora Ave

40 km/h

30 km/h

Fairview Avenue

50 km/h

30 km/h

Mindanao Avenue

50 km/h

30 km/h

Congressional Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h

Regalado Avenue

50 km/h

30 km/h

Quirino Highway

50 km/h

30 km/h 

Batasan Road

50 km/h

30 km/h 

Katipunan Avenue

40 km/h

30 km/h 

"Actually yung highway designed for speed talaga yan e. Pero due to lack of discipline ng mga motorists, maging motorcycle driver ka man, truck driver ka man, maging regular driver ka man, kotse or SUV. What is lacking is discipline pa rin,” added Ludovica.

[“Actually, the highway is really designed for speed. But due to motorists’ lack of discipline, whether you’re a motorcycle driver, or a truck driver, or even a regular car or SUV driver. There's really an overall lack of discipline.”]

The new ‘code’ also addresses clearing operations on sidewalks, road obstructions and also incorporates updated traffic rules and regulations of the country.

It will also take into account provisions for new engineering designs, interventions and signages.

Roadworthiness of vehicles driving around Quezon City will also be given attention so that accidents and/or breakdown, which can cause traffic, may be prevented.

“Karamihan naman dyan mga amendment ng mga dating traffic code ng Quezon City,” said Quezon City District 2 Councilor Ranulfo Ludovica.

[“Most of them are amendments of the previous Quezon City traffic code.”]

The ‘3-strike rule’ will also be enforced on tricycle and pedicab drivers. Should they commit three violations within three years, their franchise will be revoked.

Filing of complaints will be standardized and checkpoints will be installed to implement the Anti-Drugged and Drunk Driving Act. Penalties range from Php 2,000 to Php 3,500.