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MMDA to impose stiffer fines for traffic violations By Aerol John Pateña

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to impose higher penalties for illegal parking and violation of the yellow lane for buses.
The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has approved higher fines for the following infractions during its meeting held Friday in Mandaluyong City:

Unattended illegally parked vehicles: PHP2,000 from PHP500

Attended illegally parked vehicles: PHP1,000 from PHP200

Buses going outside the yellow lane: PHP1,000 from PHP500.

The proposed penalties are set to be finalized once a resolution is issued by the MMC, the MMDA said.

MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said the initiative aims to instill discipline among motorists amid its continuing clearing operations of illegally parked vehicles on the Metro Manila roads.

“We really need to increase these penalties because our motorists can no longer traverse through alternate routes as these are being obstructed by illegally parked vehicles,” Garcia said during a press briefing.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said some Metro Manila mayors are proposing to impose a PHP10,000 fine for buses that are violating the yellow lane policy.

“There were proposals that were raised by the mayors that the penalty be raised at PHP10,000 and that operators should have reduction of three to four buses operating in their fleets. For instance, an operator that has 100 buses would not be able to operate five buses for a month. We will be studying this matter,” Bautista said.

The MMC is MMDA's policy-making body consisting of the 17 mayors of Metro Manila. (PNA)

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