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Transport expert pushes for 30 kph speed limit on urban roads

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Transport expert pushes for 30 kph speed limit on urban roads

MANILA, Philippines — An urban planner and transport expert is pushing for a 30 kilometer-per-hour speed limit on urban roads to help reduce the risk for injury and death among pedestrians.

Robert Siy, urban planner and transport expert at Move As One Coalition, said in a media forum held by the Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday that a 30-kph speed limit will bring “dramatic results” in reducing injuries and deaths among road users.

“One key principle when we look all over the world for what is the top strategy to protect vulnerable road users, it has to do with speed limits,” said Siy.

“One important prescription is if we can bring down the speed limit to 30 kilometers …

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