Calapan City eases pandemic rules, allows 2 passengers per tricycle
CITY OF CALAPAN—The city is now allowing two passengers in a tricycle.
A social media post of the city government on Wednesday (Feb. 17) said a new ordinance had been passed to allow at least two passengers to ride a tricycle together.
The easing of the one-passenger-per tricycle rule came as the city transitions to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
The ordinance specifies where the passengers would sit in the tricycle. One would occupy the sidecar and the other would be at the back of the driver.
The passengers, however, may be allowed to sit in the sidecar together during emergencies if one has special needs like if the passenger was a senior citizen, a PWD or an indigenous person in need of help.
A protective shield should be used between the driver and the passenger at his back.
It is a must for the driver to always wear mask and gloves while the passenger should wear mask and face shield.
Fare would not be handed directly to the driver but put in a box that should be part of the tricycle accessory. The money receptacle should be regularly disinfected.
An odd-even scheme for tricycles would continue. Those with franchise to operate at night may be allowed to go out in the morning if it is in accordance with the odd-even scheme.
Penalty for violations is a fine of P1,000 to P3,000 for the second offense.
Fare would remain at P10 for the first two kilometers and P1 per additional kilometer.
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