Higher penalties for truck drivers approved

By Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 08 2014 01:39 PM | Updated as of Jul 08 2014 09:39 PM

MANILA - The Metro Manila Council has approved stricter penalties for truck drivers caught using major thoroughfares like EDSA outside of their approved window of travel.

From 500 pesos, truck drivers will now have to pay 2,000 pesos for the violation.

The MMDA will also submit a recommendation to the Land Transportation Office to revoke their driver's license.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said the stricter penalties will not take effect immediately since they still have to publish the decision, train traffic enforcers from the LGUs, and draft new implementing rules and regulations.