MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Lawmakers are considering suspending the implementation of the new Anti Driving Distraction Law which prohibits the use of mobile devices or the car window display of trinkets, including rosaries, that could impair the road view of motorists.
After receiving public feedback on the new law, Congress members now realize that the greater distraction for motorists are the advertising billboards that line the major thoroughfares of Metro Manila and other urban cities.
Motorists have complained that the biggest distraction are the billboards, especially those that feature Kris Aquino.
“Seeing Kris on the billboards just triggers the rise in my blood pressure,” said one jeepney driver.
Lawmakers realize that it will take some time before all billboards can be taken down, so they agreed on starting with those that feature the retired talk show host and former presidential sister.
“We’ve got to start somewhere,” Senator Tito Sotto told The Adobo Chronicles.