MMDA goes after bus caught speeding in viral video

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2020 09:57 AM

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MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said it will go after the operator and the driver of a bus allegedly caught speeding along EDSA last week.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said they have identified the operator of the bus but they have yet to ascertain the identity of its driver.

“Nagpatulong na po ako sa LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) para ma show cause ang operator na 'yan, makuha natin 'yung driver at mabigyan ng penalty,” Garcia said in an interview on ABS-CBN Teleradyo’s program Failon Ngayon.

A motorist’s dashcam caught the bus speeding at the left innermost lane of EDSA dedicated as special lane for buses.

“Humaharurot, inabot ang barriers, buti na lang walang nasaktan,” Garcia said. Concrete barriers separate the lane for the buses.

“Kaya nangyayari ang ganyan dahil sa overspeeding. Mga lanes natin ‘di ganun kaluluwag so ‘di ka talaga puwedeng tumakbo ng lagpas 60 kph. Kaya naglagay tayo ng speed limit na 50 kph at maglalagay na rin ng speed detector para maparusahan ang ganayn talagang mabibilis ang takbo,” he added.

Meanwhile, Garcia said they are set to change the barriers along EDSA with bollards.

“Mga barriers malapit nang mapalitan 'yan at ang ipapalit ay mga bollards, 'yung bakal. Sinasanay lang natin ang tao muna. Within 2 weeks magsisimula tayong maglagay niyan,” he said.