Tuesday, January 23, 2018

MMDA’s Orbos says 377 light truck ban violators caught on first day

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constables apprehended 377 violators during the first day of the full implementation of the uniform light truck ban along EDSA.

MMDA officer-in-charge Tim Orbos said violators were caught on the southbound of EDSA during the ban’s enforcement from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday.

Drivers were issued citation tickets and were fined P2,000 each.

The truck ban will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Saturday on the southbound lane of EDSA and on the northbound side between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The traffic also applies to Shaw Boulevard. Fire trucks and ambulances are exempted from the ban. Trucks delivering perishable goods need to apply for an exemption.

Orbos said the light truck ban that will end on June 15.

The rules prohibit trucks with a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below from using EDSA and Shaw Boulevard from Monday to Saturday during peak hours.

The decision to ban trucks was approved by the 17 mayors during a Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting at the MMDA headquarters.

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