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Getting Prepared For The Philippines => Driving and Vehicles in RP => Topic started by: balutsky on July 05, 2017, 11:50:25 PM

Title: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: balutsky on July 05, 2017, 11:50:25 PM
Will take effect 6 July.  A few minutes from now.  Are we aware of the new law? 
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: D. Williams on July 05, 2017, 11:56:19 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Distracted_Driving_Act_(Philippines)

Link above does not work, please try the one below

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450 (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450)

Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: balutsky on July 05, 2017, 11:57:59 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Distracted_Driving_Act_(Philippines)
Nothing on this link.  However, the fine is stiff. 5K pesos for 1st offense.
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: D. Williams on July 06, 2017, 12:04:52 AM
Nothing on this link.  However, the fine is stiff. 5K pesos for 1st offense.

Apologies, it worked when I looked it up, below link is to the news article.
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450 (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450)
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: balutsky on July 06, 2017, 12:19:03 AM
Apologies, it worked when I looked it up, below link is to the news article.
[url]http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450[/url] ([url]http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/05/23/dotr-suspends-anti-distracted-driving-act-implementation-543450[/url])

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/21/17/anti-distracted-driving-law-to-take-effect-on-july-6 (http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/21/17/anti-distracted-driving-law-to-take-effect-on-july-6)
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: JD on July 06, 2017, 01:38:27 PM
If it's enforced like the "no bald tires" law, everyone is safe.
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: David690 on July 06, 2017, 04:48:12 PM
If it's enforced like the "no bald tires" law, everyone is safe.

.....or not  :-\
Title: Re: Distracted Driving Law
Post by: balutsky on July 07, 2017, 11:52:34 AM
If it's enforced like the "no bald tires" law, everyone is safe.
It is enforced alright (do not have an idea about bald tires).  Watching local news, they ticketed more than 100 drivers.  %K pesos a piece.  However, It is only enforced in EDSA or Metro Manila it seems.  If you live in the provinces, I do not think that they will be enforcing this law.  however, use caution!