Senate bill seeks to require mandatory installation of dash cams on PUVs

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  • SB No. 1457 seeks to require mandatory installation of dash cam on PUVs, school bus and patrol cars
  • Operators of PUVs said the bill presents an added expense for them
  • Drivers and operators of PUVs appealed to the government to slow down on the implementation of proposed changes in the transport sector

Operators of public utility vehicles (PUVs) are protesting the Senate Bill No. 1457 that seeks to require mandatory installation of dashboard camera (dash cam) on their vehicles.

Although cognizant of the usefulness of a dash cam, especially in the investigation of road accidents, Mr. Daniel Gaffud, Chairman of Federation Transport Cooperative Region 2, said in an interview with Bombo Radyo Cauayan that it presents an additional expense for them.

He appealed to the government to slow down on the implementation of changes in the transport sector.

Gaffud said the proposed modernization program for jeepneys that is expected to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of jeepney drivers and operators is yet to be implemented and now the new proposed measure is poised to bring added burden to them.

Aside from PUVs, school buses and patrol cars will also be required to install dash cam.

 

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