1,605 motorists nabbed for violating EDSA Busway rule: DOTr-SAICT

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1,605 motorists nabbed for violating EDSA Busway rule: DOTr-SAICT

MANILA: The Special Action and Intelligence Committee for Transportation (DOTr-SAICT) has apprehended a total of 1,605 vehicles in violation of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) Busway directive.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What time frame encompassed the operations that led the group to apprehend some 1,605 vehicles?

    According to DOTr-SAICT, it nabbed 1,605 violators during opoerations from January-May 2024.
  • What vehicle type was had the most violators apprehended?

    The highest number of vehicles apprehended was motorcycles at 674 cases.
  • According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)-led special operations unit, the abovementioned figure encompasses exercises conducted from January 1-May 20, 2024.

    MMDA EDSA Busway Strike Force

    Among these were 674 motorcycles, 500 private vehicles and/or public vehicles, 21 government units/ambulances and 410 unauthorized buses and/or trucks.

    In a report by Carmudi PhilippinesZigwheels Philippines’ sister platform — the EDSA Busway lane (on top of buses plying the route) is only accessible to the below vehicles:

    • Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-authorized buses, including bases with special permits and/or franchises to operate on the EDSA Busway route;
    • On-duty ambulances, firetrucks, and Philippine National Police vehicles; and
    • Service vehicles performing their duties for the EDSA Busway Project, including but not limited to construction, security, janitorial, and maintenance services within the EDSA Busway.

    Those in violation will receive stiff penalties, which range from P5,000-P30,000 plus recommendation to Land Transportation Office for revocation of driver’s license.

    Photos from MMDA Facebook page

    Also read:

    ADVISORY: MMDA reminds authorized EDSA Busway users to be cautious after recent incident

    Artes says EDSA Busway-authorized vehicles need to be extra careful too

    MMDA to conduct traffic adjustments following EDSA-Kamuning Flyover closure

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