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Saturday, July 07, 2012

PROTOTYPE MODEL of a Payong-Payong in Davao City

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara






Photo credit from CITY GOVERNMENT OF DAVAO

3 on: "PROTOTYPE MODEL of a Payong-Payong in Davao City"
  1. I would like to ask if the standard design Payong-Payong now has a proper braking system.The motorcycle originally had front and rear brakes but now you add a sidecar and you change how this motorcycle reacts under braking.It is now very dangerous,under medium to hard braking,the unit now pulls hard to one side,very dangerous.Also if the side car is heavily loaded and climbs a steep hill,it will be sharply pulled to the left,again very dangerous. Lets concentrate on the mechanic's of the Payong_Payong as much the aesthetics.If the city is concerned about safety,lets make sure we upgrade the braking system on these Payong-Payong.

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  2. Thanks for asking. Well as we all know when we say Prototype usually means a product that is in it's development stage, not yet ready for mass retail. Until now they're still on the stage of debating on what to do and upgrading for safety measure, as what you have said is the mere concentration of our City Government today. They are still asking for ideas and suggestions.

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  3. Looks like it is a done deal according to this article http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/local-news/2012/07/10/city-willing-assist-payong-payong-owners-231129
    The prescribed design by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is flawed because they only focused on the look of the unit and not the mechanical safety issues.
    The sidecar does not have its own braking system so it will rely on the motorcycle for stoppage.
    Whenever the motorcycle tries to brake, the sidecar would not stop immediately and will move towards the motorcycle.
    This would require more control from the motorcyclist to reign in the whole vehicle.

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