1,605 EDSA Busway violators caught from Jan.-May 2024

Hefty fines await EDSA Carousel violators

MMDA at EDSA-Kamuning Flyover

A total of 1,605 vehicles violating the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) Busway directive have been apprehended from January-May 2024.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which agency has nabbed the said EDSA Carousel directive violators?

    The agency that caught the said violators was DOTr-SAICT.
  • What vehicle type had the most number of cases?

    The vehicle type that had the most number of cases were motorcycles at 674.
  • Per the Department of Transportation-Special Action and Intelligence Committee for Transportation (DOTr-SAICT) these numbers include 674 motorcycles, 500 private vehicles and/or public vehicles, 21 government units/ambulances and 410 unauthorized buses and/or trucks.

    MMDA EDSA Busway Strike force

    The Department of Transportation outlined the types of vehicles that can use the said special lane. On top of buses plying the said route, only the below are allowed to pass through the said way:

    • 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, fire trucks, 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.

    In a report by Zigwheels Philippines — sister platform of Carmudi Philippinesthe Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said that heftier fines await those who will violate the said ruling.

    The fine will range from P5,000-P30,000 plus recommendation to the Land Transportation Office for revocation of driver’s license.

    Photos from MMDA Facebook page

    Also read:

    Additional units for EDSA Busway to come from NAU, DOTr clarifies

    MMDA creates ‘special ops group’ to hunt EDSA Busway violators

    MMDA to raise fines on EDSA Bus Lane violations

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