20% DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS DURING WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY

On 11 October 2017, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-084, giving 20 % discount to students during weekends. It took effect on 28 October 2017. Under the circular, students can avail of the 20 per cent discount from Monday to Sunday, including summer breaks, legal and special legal holidays. Post-graduate students or those taking up medicine, law, masters, and doctoral degrees may not avail of the said fare discount.



ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR UPDATE #16

ROAD SAFETY POLICIES

Philippine Road Safety Action Plan (PRSAP):
The PRSAP was updated and aligned with international conventions. It used safe systems approach, which recognizes that people make mistakes and safe system (seatbelts, helmet, lower speeds, road engineering, etc.) are covered. The PRSAP consultation was conducted nationwide (Manila, Baguio, Iloilo, and Davao) and the soft launch of the project was held last 19 November 2017 during the World Day of Rememberance for Road Traffic Victims. The final draft of the PRSAP and its executive summary is for finalization and publication, while a Department Order creating a National ROad Safety Unit, which is one of the major recommendations of the PRSAP, has been signed.

Speed Limiter Act Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR):
The IRR has been signed and is due for publication. The Department of Transportation is also currently coordinating the supply, standards, and accreditation process for distributors, installers and testing facilities with the Department of Trade and Industry.

A Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) with the Department of the Internal and Local Government and Department of Public Works and Highways and was signed in November 2017. The JMC allows local government units to set lower speed limits in their jurisdictions and selected sections of national highways with highly dense population of pedestrians and motorists. A database shall be created by the Department of Transporation and use it in setting speed limits in public utility vehicles.

Anti-distracted Driving Act Implementing Rules and Regulations:
The IRR was signed last April 14 and took effect last July 16. Database for Road Incidents Visualization Evaluation and Reporting System (DRIVERS): Separate Memorandum of Agreement between the Philippine National Police and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority for the data collection for DRIVERS was signed in November 2017. Meanwhile, a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health for the linking/recording of injury and fatality data in DRIVERS was signed on March 2017.

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