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Testimony heard to increase public safety

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Lawmakers heard testimony on several bills this morning including Bill 61, which would seek to increase safety on Guam's roads by granting the Division of Motor Vehicles/Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program officials with citation authority.  Discussion though focused more on the types of inspections the Safety Division conducts and the training they receive. 

Lawmakers also questioned the progress of a grant made available through the Route 11 Expansion Project. Rev & Tax's Marie Flores told KUAM News, "It's basically to provide a weigh and inspection down at the port. From my understanding they should be installing static scales and a WIM (weigh in motion) scale."

The scale will capture any vehicles traversing the roads that are oversized notifying inspectors of potential weight issues on vehicles that will need to be addressed.

Lawmakers also heard testimony from the Attorney General's Office expressing some concerns with Bill 67 that would enhance penalties for moving violations involving large vehicles. Chief Deputy AG Phil Tydingco said the bill, as currently written, fails to define a large vehicle which could pose some legal issues in the future.

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