CTTMO to start info drive on new speed limit, installation of signages

City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude Jr. shows during this week's I-Speak media forum a flyer that contains road classification, maximum allowable speed, speed limit signs, and a map that identifies where the speed limit signs will be installed, which will be distributed to Dabawenyo motorists starting next week to educate and inform them of the the new
City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude Jr. shows during this week's I-Speak media forum a flyer that contains road classification, maximum allowable speed, speed limit signs, and a map that identifies where the speed limit signs will be installed, which will be distributed to Dabawenyo motorists starting next week to educate and inform them of the the new "Speed Limit Ordinance of Davao City." The ordinance will take effect early next year. LEAN DAVAL JR

The Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) head Dionisio Abude announced on Thursday that starting Monday next week, the distribution of flyers and installation of signages of the new speed limit in Davao City will commence.

The distribution of the flyers aims to educate drivers and motorists in Davao City of the “Speed Limit Ordinance.”

The said ordinance covers all types of motor vehicles driven within the territorial jurisdiction of Davao City and the drivers, operators, and registered car owners.

The flyer contains road classification, maximum allowable speed, speed limit signs, and a map that identifies where the speed limit signs will be installed.

“Para mabasa nila kung asa dapit ang 80 kph, 60 kph ” Abude said during the I-Speak media forum at City Hall on Thursday.

At least 1,526 signages are eyed to be installed.

The signages will be installed in 32 locations including going to Lacson in Calinan, Lasang, Toril, Diversion Road, Quimpo Boulevard.

The distribution of flyers and installation of signages will run until January 10, 2024.

Under the new ordinance, from Bunawan up to Lasang, the speed limit is 80 kph for private and public utility vehicles (PUVs) and 50 kph for trucks; from Lacson, Calinan up to the boundary of Buda in Marilog, 50 kph for trucks and 80 kph for private and PUVs; Carabao monument in Toril up to the boundary of Binugao, Sta. Cruz, 50 kph for the trucks and 80 kph for private and PUVs.

The penalties under the said ordinance are P1,000 for the first offense; P2,000 for the second offense; and for the third offense, P5,000.

The “Speed Limit Ordinance of Davao City” has been passed and was signed by Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte on August 29, 2023.

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