MMDA sets maximum EDSA speed limit to 50 kph

Lloyd Doyle
December 8, 2017

A scheme called "congestion pricing" is being studied as a way to ease traffic flow on the country's busiest highway.

The maximum speed limit along EDSA has been reduced to 50 kph from 60 kph, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

The HOV lane would be the innermost lane on EDSA, just beside the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), according to Garcia. This dry run will run the course of one week along the entire stretch of EDSA.

Vehicles with at least two or more passengers inside may pass through the HOV Lane to be located at the fifth and leftmost lane along EDSA.

"Cause ng traffic is really the volume". "Why not encourage them, at least dalawa sa sasakyan".

MMDA Assistant General Manager Arturo Garcia added that this scheme has been approved by the Metro Manila Council last December 5, 2017.

Violators will be apprehended through no contact apprehension and pay a fine of PHP500 for disregarding traffic signs once this is fully implemented.

"Both ways, we can also use the body cameras in going after errant road users", said Lim who received the body cameras from Ferwin Lao, vice president of Worx Group of Companies during turnover ceremonies on Thursday.

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