Republic Act No. 8506

S. No. 1568
H. No. 129

Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila

Tenth Congress

Third Regular Session

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-eighth day of
July, nineteen hundred and ninety-seven.

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8506]

AN ACT BANNING THE REGISTRATION AND OPERATION OF VEHICLES WITH RIGHT-HAND STEERING WHEEL IN ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC STREET, ROAD OR HIGHWAY, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to import, cause the importation of register cause the registration of, use, or operate any vehicle with its steering wheel right-hand side thereof in any highway, street or road, whether private or public or of the national or local government except such vehicles that are acknowledge as vintage automobiles, manufactured before 1960, in showroom condition, and/or are to be utilized exclusively for officially and legally sanctioned motorsports events, and off-road special purpose vehicles.

SEC. 2. The penalty of prision correctional in its medium period and a fine of Fifty thousand pesos (P50.000) shall be imposed upon any person violating the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect immediately after its complete publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

(Sgd.) JOSE DE VENECIA, JR.
Speaker of the House
of Representatives

(Sgd.) NEPTALI A. GONZALES
President of the Senate

This Act, which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1568 and House Bill No. 129 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on February 6, 1998.

(Sgd.) ROBERTO P. NAZARENO
Secretary General
House of Representatives

(Sgd.) HEZEL P. GACUTAN
Secretary of the Senate

Approved:
FEB 13 1998

(Sgd.) FIDEL V. RAMOS
President of the Philippines

Source: Presidential Management Staff

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