DOCUMENTS: Speed limit ordinances in the Philippines

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Here are the different speed limit ordinances in various cities and municipalities that road users must be aware of

MANILA, Philippines – Do you know how fast you should drive in your area?

Speeding is identified by the World Health Organization as one of the main problems that contribute to road crash-related injuries worldwide.

Speed limits are set under Republic Act (RA) No. 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code which mandates the allowable speed limits on open country roads, city and municipal streets, and thoroughfares.

The problem with the law is since it was enacted more than 5 decades ago, the speed limits set on some roads may be outdated already. (READ: What’s lacking in our road safety laws?)

In one of the provisions of RA No. 7160 or the Local Government Code, local government units (LGUs) have the mandate to “exercise all powers granted to it in order to promote health and safety, among others.”

The Local Government Code also empowers cities and municipalities to enact ordinances to regulate the use of its streets and to regulate traffic. (READ: What you need to know about speed limits in the Philippines)

Here’s a rundown of LGUs with their own speed limit ordinances:

Luzon

Bataan

Orani

Batangas

Bauan

Benguet 

La Trinidad

 

Bicol

Legazpi

Cavite

Bacoor

Carmona

Dasmariñas

Indang

Tagaytay

Ilocos Norte

Currimao

Dingras

Ilocos Sur

Tagudin

Vigan

Metro Manila

Makati (Bel-Air)

Mandaluyong

Muntinlupa

Muntinlupa (Alabang)

Pasay

San Juan

Taguig

Quezon City (San Antonio)

Rizal

Cardona

Taytay

Tarlac

Moncada

Nueva Vizcaya

Villaverde

Pangasinan

Bani

Malasiqui

San Manuel

Nueva Ecija

Cuyapo

Quezon

Candelaria

Zambales

San Felipe

Visayas

Aklan

Balete

Bohol

Maribojoc

Cebu 

Cebu City

Iloilo

Oton

Iloilo City

Leyte

Kananga

Negros Occidental

Bacolod

San Carlos

Palawan

Puerto Princesa

Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro

Cotabato

Kidapawan

Davao City

General Santos

General Santos (Baluan)

Maguindanao

Upi

Misamis Occidental

Misamis Occidental – Speed Limit Ordinance

Misamis Occidental – Road Safety Ordinance

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Oriental Mindoro

Naujan

Sultan Kudarat

Lebak

– Rappler.com

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