PHILIPPINES: Anti-Distracted Driving Act Temporarily Suspended

Transport regulatory offices in the Philippines have temporarily suspended the implementation of the controversial Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), a law that bans any obstruction on dashboards of vehicles. Based on the statement released by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the Land Transportation Office, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Metro Manila Development Authority, and the PNP Highway Patrol Group will not enforce the law temporarily.

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The suspension of the implementation came after lawmakers in the Philippines have seen various lapses in the law, and thus the call to suspend its implementation nationwide. The DOTr said it will revive its Technical Working Group to review the implementing rules and regulation of the ADDA. The department will again hold information and education campaign once a new IRR is approved. –

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