The Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has been planning to ban compact cars and hatchback vehicles for Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) such as Grab and Uber. LTFRB board member Atty. Aileen Lizada said that the agency vetoes at least 2000-cc rated vehicle as part of the new requirement.
Mayroon po tayong standard na sinusunod para sa mga sasakyan, ito ay ‘yong sedan, as long as makapasok sa 2000-cc rated. For safety regulations, ito ‘yong mga technical requirement po na kinakailangan at ito ho ang sinusunod ng mga taxi. – Atty. Aileen Lizada, LTFRB board member
According to the existing DOTC DO 2015-011, an accepted vehicle type for TNVS should meet the following criteria:
- Accepted vehicle type are: Sedan, AUV, SUV, Van, SUV or other similar vehicles
- Vehicle must not be more than 3 years old from date of manufacture as reflected in ORCR
- Max age limit of the vehicle is 7 years from date of manufacture as reflected in ORCR
This only translates that there is no engine displacement requirement for a TNVS vehicle but hatchbacks are not specified as an accepted vehicle type for TNVS vehicle. Nevertheless, there is still no call from Uber and Grab for reconsideration of hatchbacks. Do you think it’s less safe and less convenient than other types of vehicles? Let’s start the discussion in the comments below.
Source: ABS-CBN News