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17 de Jan de 2021

Nacional

Speed limiters for buses and trucks

PANAMA. President Ricardo Martinelli gave public transport drivers and owners 30 days to install mechanisms to limit speed in all their...

PANAMA. President Ricardo Martinelli gave public transport drivers and owners 30 days to install mechanisms to limit speed in all their vehicles. The measure will be applicable to all buses and tipper trucks.

The presidential order also prohibits public transport vehicles from using mechanisms to increase a vehicle’s height above the limits established for its secure operation.

These measures are already included in the current legislation.

According to a decree law approved in 1993, all vehicles destined for the transport of passengers and cargo should have their speed limited. They should have a small opening that will permit their easy inspection at certain times, dates and places determined by the Terrestrial Transport Authority.

The buses need to be in good mechanical order, and their interiors should be properly maintained. Martinelli said that vehicles that do not comply with the legislation would not be allowed on the streets.