MMDA apprehends 409 bus lane intruders
MANILA, Philippines — More than 400 motorists were apprehended during the first day of implementation of stiffer penalties for using the Edsa Carousel bus lane, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.
A total of 409 offenders were caught as of 5 p.m. on Monday.
The MMDA earlier announced that it would impose higher fines on bus lane violators starting on Monday.
The higher fines for public and private vehicles are P5,000 for the first offense; P10,000 plus a one-month suspension of driver’s license and required to undergo a road safety seminar for the second offense; P20,000 plus a one-year suspension of driver’s license; and P30,000 plus recommendation to Land Transportation Office for revocation of driver’s license.