Operator, driver of speeding bus along Edsa to face sanctions — MMDA
MANILA, Philippines — The operator and driver of a bus that reportedly sped through the bus lane on Edsa last July 17 will be facing penalties, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority General Manager Jojo Garcia said Friday.
“Nagpatulong po kami sa LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board) para ma-show cause yung operator niyan at makuha natin yung driver at mabigyan ng penalty. Kung pwede ma-suspend natin, ma-suspend natin yung ganyang drivers,” Garcia said over ABS-CBN Teleradyo when asked about their action on the reported speeding bus which was recorded in a viral video that was posted on social media.
(We already sought the help of LTFRB to file show cause orders of the operator and to identify the driver who will be penalized. If possible, we can suspend them, suspend these kinds of drivers.)
Garcia said they have identified the operator of the bus but they have yet to determine the identity of the driver.
Based on the viral video, the bus allegedly sped past vehicles along Edsa which caused it to hit one of the concrete barriers installed to mark the Edsa busway at the leftmost lanes of the highway.
Garcia explained that the bus driver also did not follow the maximum speed limit on Edsa which is 60 kilometers per hour.
“Yung sa speed bump, kaya nangyayari ‘yung ganyan dahil yung overspeeding natin kung baga yung lanes natin hindi gaano kaluluwag hindi pang expressway nasa 4 meters ‘yan o nasa 4.5 meters ‘yan so hindi ka pwede tumakbo ng lagpas 60 kilometers per hour,” he said.
(For the speed bump, this happens because of overspeeding, because our lanes are not that spacious, it is not an expressway. The lanes are four meters or 4.5 meters wide so vehicles must not travel beyond 60 kilometers per hour.)
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