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MMDA catches 684 bus lane violators on Edsa

By: - Reporter / @jovicyeeINQ
/ 05:01 AM November 21, 2017

Traffic enforcers assist motorists at Nort Avenue, Edsa, Quezon City on Monday, as they intensified enforcement of yellow and motorcycle lanes along EDSA, which means that public utility vehicles (PUVs) such as buses, UV Express, and jeepneys will not be allowed to go outside the yellow lane. Private vehicles, meanwhile, can enter the yellow lane 100 meters distance before exit.
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A total of 462 private motorists and 222 bus drivers were apprehended on Monday as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) strictly enforced the bus lane on the entire stretch of Edsa.

Jojo Garcia, MMDA assistant general manager for planning, claimed that as a result, it was able to ease traffic on the busy thoroughfare.

In proving that traffic flow did improve, Garcia said that the point-to-point bus service provided by the MMDA for Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT 3) riders was able to make two trips from Quezon City to Makati City yesterday.

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Garcia said that from an hour and a half, the bus service was able to ferry around 200 passengers to MRT 3 Ayala station from North Avenue station in around 50 minutes.

Monday was the first day of the MMDA’s strict enforcement of the bus lane with nearly 700 motorists apprehended in person and also through the agency’s no-contact apprehension policy.

Located on the rightmost portion of the northbound and southbound lanes of Edsa, the bus lane is marked by yellow lines and is for the exclusive use of buses.

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TAGS: bus lane violators, Edsa traffic, Jojo Garcia, MMDA
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