Better watch your language the next time a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcer flags you down because with this new move by the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT), you may find yourself swearing like a pirate in front of a lady.
The I-ACT has announced plans to deploy 22 female traffic constables from the MMDA to assist in traffic management in Metro Manila.
This move is in line with I-ACTs efforts to attain the required number of traffic enforcers on the road and precedes plans to recruit force multipliers from the provinces.
An additional three motorcycle-riding lady enforcers will also be sent out to strengthen the presence of traffic enforcers.
Currently, there are more than 1,500 traffic enforcers on the road but our current traffic conditions demand more than 13,000 to enforce proper traffic management.
Meanwhile, the I-ACT plans to review all 180 ongoing road works/excavations and drainage improvement projects prior to the implementation of the suspension on all road repairs on November 1.
District engineers are asked to submit lists of all current projects, complete with pictures showing progress and location, for evaluation. They may also request for exemption granted their project does not cause traffic congestion.
Any road repairs found causing traffic on the road will be automatically shut down by the inter-agency group.
Under the moratorium that will be implemented from November 1, 2016 to January 9, 2017, there will be no excavation/diggings along any of the 17 Mabuhay Lanes and only flagship projects by the national government will be given the greenlight to continue.