The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is out to strictly implement each and every traffic rule and regulation in order to continue their fight versus vehicular congestion in the metropolis.
This time, the agency is zeroing in on pedestrians and public utility jeeps (PUJs) who commit violations and affect the traffic conditions in their area.
Drivers of PUJs are being warned to firmly adhere to rules regarding the drop off and pick up of passengers, and only do it at proper loading and unloading areas.
Jaywalkers and passengers who alight PUJs in the middle of the road are also being cautioned about the penalties that comes with committing an anti-jaywalking violation.
“This bad habit can cause danger not only to themselves but also to others. Passengers should learn to obey traffic rules and orderly line up to get on and get off PUVs at designated loading and unloading bays,” said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos.
To assist in the education of erring drivers and pedestrians, an MMDA bus will be deployed to serve as a ‘mobile classroom’ where lectures on road safety and traffic signs will be given by agency officers to violators.
“Again, we want to remind the public that not following even the most basic and simplest traffic rules and regulations could trigger bottlenecks. If we truly want to improve the traffic situation in Metro Manila, we should comply with these regulations to keep the traffic moving. Discipline is the key,” added Orbos.