DOTr suspends the Anti-Distracted Driving Law

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After the massive confusion with the driving public, the Department of Transportation has called the shots to suspend the Anti-Distracted Driving Law.

texting while driving • DOTr suspends the Anti-Distracted Driving Law

The announcement was made after a hearing with the transportation panel of the Congress. The lack of information drive was pointed out during the hearing citing the Section 7 of the Republic Act (RA) 10913 that states:

“The DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communications)-LTO in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency, the Department of Education, the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Philippine National Police and private agencies and organizations shall undertake a nationwide information, education and communication campaign for a period of 6 months from the effectivity of this act.”

The law, which was implemented last May 18, refers distracted driving as the performance by a motorist of any of the following acts in a motor vehicle in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light, whether diplomatic, public or private. Although, additional stipulations were added which led to the confusion.

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Source: Rappler

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