Friday, April 5, 2019

All Motor Vehicles in Metro Manila Are Now Restricted to 60 km/h Except for Trucks and Buses


Now, the MMDA says it is just a suggestion (4/6).

Traffic got you down? Well, unfortunately even if it lets up, you still can’t speed ahead. Why? Because, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA just enacted a 60 km/h speed limit throughout the “radial roads” and “circumferential roads” around Metro Manila.

Citing “vehicular accidents causing the needless loss of innocent lives,” the government agency has had enough. Now, they want everyone to set their maximum velocity to a measly 60 km/h on the following roads:
  • R1: Roxas Boulevard
  • R2: Taft Avenue
  • R3: SLEX (Up to Nichols as clarified by MMDA).
  • R4: Shaw Boulevard
  • R5: Ortigas Avenue
  • R6: Magsaysay Boulevard / Aurora Boulevard
  • R7: Quezon Avenue / Commonwealth Avenue
  • R8: A. Bonifacio Avenue
  • R9: Rizal Avenue
  • R10: Del Pan / Marcos Highway / McArthur Highway
  • C1: Recto Avenue
  • C2: President Quirino Avenue
  • C3: Araneta Avenue
  • C4: EDSA
  • C5: C.P. Garcia Avenue
  • C6: Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
If a motorist is caught, it carries a P 1,000 fine.

Based on the published MMDA Regulation No. 19-001, it covers ALL motor vehicles (that includes both motorcycles and cars, public and private), but exempts trucks and buses—so expect them to continue doing a Fury Road style dash from one bus stop to the next (they are supposed to be limited to 50 km/h).

Oh, and in case the lawyer in you wants to challenge this new regulation, there’s a catch-all that helps the MMDA navigate through the sloppy, complicated maze of Philippine traffic rules and regulations:
“All other previous MMDA Ordinances, Regulations, Resolutions, and other issuances not otherwise contrary to or inconsistent with this Regulation shall remain valid and effective.”
Nice.

8 comments:

  1. This is what happens when they let unqualified blokes get licenses and allow jaywalkers to proliferate everywhere. And what about the traffic accidents caused by bottlenecks and gridlocks which happens most of the time? Ano, wala na silang magagawa diyan?

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  2. Baligtad Yung batas. Dapat 60kph limit for motorcycles, bus and trucks. Pinaka madugo mga Yan sa accidents

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  3. Did i read it correctly??? SLEX is included in the list? Is it even covered by mmda jurisdiction?

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    1. i am also perplexed upon reading that SLEX is included...
      there's no visible MMDA enforcer in the stretch of this highway...running a 60 kph on SLEX is like driving a funeral car on it's way to cemetery....hope they revisit the list and discard SLEX in the 60 kph speed limit...

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  4. THEY GOT TO BE KIDDING, THE VEHICLES THAT CAUSE MOST OF THE ACCIDENTS ARE : BUSES, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLE AND JEEPNEYS. WHY PICK ON PRIVATE VEHICLES? SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG WITH THE WAY THIS COUNTRY IS BEING RUN.... NO WANDER.....

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  5. Yang mga malalaking sskyan bgyan nyo ng mabagal na limit pra pag nwalan ng preno d cla makaperwisyo at makapatay ng mraming tao!

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  6. what the......buses and trucks exempted. buses in commonwealth are speed freaks. they tailgate and honk at you. naghahabol ng pasahero at biyahe. recently, in the news, trucks are the culprit in accidents. motorocycles also are zooming and singit like crazy in commonwealth ave. mind you, they are in all lanes now and not on their designated motorcycle lanes

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  7. ANG GAGALING TALAGA NG TAGAPAMAHALA NATIN AFTER NG MOTORCYCLE PLATES ANOTHER KAGAGUHAN.

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