Don't be surprised to see the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) own traffic czar personally monitoring traffic speeds along EDSA.
With the rainy season in full swing, the roads are now more slippery. With potholes also emerging due to the constant rainfall the country is experiencing, speeding along roads such as EDSA is more dangerous.
In order to strictly enforce MMDA Regulation No. 19-001 (AKA the 60 km/h speed limit on Metro Manila's major roads) along EDSA, MMDA Traffic Czar Col. Edison 'Bong' Nebrija is personally using a new toy to check would-be speeders; a speed gun.
“I’m testing my new toy. Somebody gave me a speed gun from the US and I’m using it to monitor traffic speeds on EDSA,” said Nebrija.
Aside from monitoring the speeds of buses along the EDSA Busway (which has a 50 km/h limit), the traffic czar, along with his team, are also checking the speeds of private vehicles, and motorcycles that constantly ply the major roadway with their government-issued speed guns.
“Manage your speed especially now that roads are so slippery and [have] lots of potholes,” added Nebrija, to remind motorists to be extra careful especially during this rainy season.
If ever you're traveling along EDSA and suddenly feel the need for speed, do remember that the MMDA (or Nebrija himself) is watching and monitoring the speeds of every vehicle. So slow down and save yourself the trouble of getting a speeding ticket which carries a fine of PHP 1,000 for each violation.