Three-wheel vehicles can now use secondary highways

RE Special Edition

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) now allows three-wheeled vehicles  to ply secondary highways.

However, based on Memorandum Circular 2020-2227, three-wheelers are only allowed to use secondary national highways should there be no alternate route designated by the local government units.

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Apart from that, these vehicles are only allowed to use the right-most portion of the said thoroughfares, which is also known as the outermost lane.

“Considering that specifications of these types of vehicles have advanced through time, operation of these vehicles along secondary national highways may be allowed if there is no alternate route designated by local government units (LGUs) and shall take outermost lane or the right-most portion of the road of the road.”

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“In addition, with respect to the powers of LGUs in relation to traffic management, they may be prohibit or allow the operation of these vehicles along roads within their jurisdiction,” the memorandum added.

Following this, Trimotors Technology Corporation—the exclusive distributor Bajaj three-wheeled vehicles—said that “after three long years of pursuing for the proper registration and classification for three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles has seen one of its dreams come to fruition.”

Photos by Bajaj Philippines

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