MMDA imposes P1,000 fine vs speed limit violators along EDSA, other roads

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 05 2019 11:34 AM

FILE PHOTO: MMDA enforcers manually list violators during the dry run of the driver-only car ban or High Occupancy Vehicle traffic scheme along EDSA on August 15, 2018. The traffic scheme, which aims to decongest traffic along the major thoroughfare, applies from 7 to 10am and 6 to 9pm. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Motorists who violate the 60 kilometers per hour speed limit along EDSA and other main thoroughfares in Metro Manila will be fined P1,000 for every offense, authorities said Friday.

The fine and speed limit were imposed after authorities found that "vehicular accidents which occur in the major thoroughfares of Metro Manila can be largely attributed to overspeeding," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said in its Regulation No. 19-001 published on newspapers.

The policy would be imposed on the following roads:

Circumferential Roads
- Recto Avenue
- Pres. Quirino Avenue
- Araneta Avenue
- EDSA
- C.P. Garcia Avenue
- Southeast Metro Manila Expressway

Radial Roads
- Roxas Boulevard
- Taft Avenue
- South Luzon Expressway
- Shaw Boulevard
- Ortigas Avenue
- Magsaysay Boulevard / Aurora Boulevard
- Quezon Avenue / Commonwealth Avenue
- A. Bonifacio Avenue
- Rizal Avenue
- Del Pan / Marcos / Mc Arthur Highway

Buses and trucks are exempted from the policy, the announcement read.

The MMDA has yet to clarify why buses and trucks are not covered by the new rule.

Apprehensions would start on April 9, 5 days after the regulation was published on newspapers.