MMDA to issue higher EDSA bus lane fines for violators
In a bid to restore order to Metro Manila’s bustling streets, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has rolled out stricter measures to maintain road safety.
Brace yourselves, commuters, because the fines just got heavier. The MMDA has recently hiked up the EDSA bus lane fines for violators. This is in the hope to get motorists will comply with the rules and stay out of the EDSA bus lane. Read more for the details of this fine hike.
Hefty fines for violators
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The MMDA, in its recent move, has hiked up fines for EDSA bus lane violators. Offenders will now face a minimum fine of P5,000 (~USD87.77), a substantial increase from the previous penalty of P1,000 (~USD17.55) per offense.
In addition, repeat violators are subjected to paying up to P30,000 (~USD526.63) and a license revocation if not careful. While this may seem a lot, the new policy’s goal is to deter erring motorists and enhance the efficiency of the city’s public transportation system.
Ensuring compliance for public support and road safety
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To ensure compliance, more enforcers will be deployed to catch violators in the act. This crackdown underscores the MMDA’s commitment to creating a smoother traffic flow and a more reliable commuting experience for everyone.
Thankfully, this move has received widespread support from the public, with many commuters expressing relief over stopping violators from causing damage. With the stricter enforcement, there’s hope for a safer and more organized commute along one of Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfares.
Respect rules on the road or face the EDSA bus lane fines
So the next time you find yourself tempted to veer into the EDSA bus lane, think again.
The MMDA means business and these fines are no joke. They’re a testament to their dedication to creating a better commuting environment for all.
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