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:
- Recto Avenue
- Pres. Quirino Avenue
- Araneta Avenue
- C.P. Garcia Avenue
- Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
- 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.