03 Oct DILG Orders Mayors To Remove All Sikad & Tricycles On Highways
Mga higala! All tri-sikad (pedicabs) and tricycles may soon be banned from traveling on highways in Cagayan de Oro City.
This after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterated its call to all city and municipal mayors to ban the said vehicles along national highways, whether in Metro Manila or in the provinces.
According to an article by PTV News, DILG officer-in-charge, Secretary Eduardo M. Año stated yesterday, October 2, that due to safety reasons, no tricycle or pedicab should operate on national highways utilized by four-wheel vehicles greater than four tons and where normal speed exceeds 40 kilometers per hour.
Año also added that although the government recognizes that tricycle and pedicab operations provide livelihood and income to Filipinos, both in the urban center and rural areas, “allowing them on main thoroughfares poses hazards to other motor vehicles, the riding public, and even to the drivers themselves,” therefore, the regulation of pedicabs should be implemented for the best interest of everyone.
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