THE Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will continue to man traffic on EDSA and in other streets in Metro Manila despite the implementation of the no contact apprehension policy by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
HPG director Chief Supt. Arnold Gunnacao said the no contact policy will be enforced only in areas where closed circuit TVs (CCTV) were installed.
“But on areas [on EDSA]where there are no CCTVs installed, the presence of HPG and MMDA personnel are still needed,” Gunnacao said.
He said HPG and MMDA personnel play a critical role especially if there are accidents. He noted that onsite investigators and the emergency response team of MMDA are still needed to man the traffic situation in emergency situations.
Gunnacao motorists will be more disciplined now that they know that they are being monitored. He reminder car owners to update their respective addresses to avoid inconvenience in the event that they are cited for some violations and they failed to receive their notices from the MMDA.