MMDA warns yellow bus lane violators

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement on Monday its contactless system in apprehending motorists who violate the yellow bus lane scheme.

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According to MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos, the contactless scheme will not only prevent corruption but also traffic congestion.

He explained that motorists apprehended by a traffic enforcer will be forced to stop, in the process obstructing other vehicles.

“The problem is when our personnel apprehend violators, their [violators]vehicles will be stopped and will [only]be an obstruction,” Carlos told the agency’s weekly radio program on Sunday.

Under the contactless policy, he said, violators will not be stopped by traffic enforcers but instead their plate number will be just recorded.

The MMDA will then send summonses to violators.

“In that way, we will prevent conflicts or arguments between motorists and traffic enforcers,” Carlos said.

Starting on Monday, the MMDA will strictly implement the yellow lane along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to help address traffic congestion.

The yellow lane will be strictly implemented from Shaw Boulevard (Mandaluyong City) to Guadalupe (south bound only) in Makati City.

“We will call the attention of private vehicles to get out of the yellow lane unless they will turn right,” Carlos said.

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