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MMDA Wants 60-KPH Speed Limit on All Metro Manila Roads

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently confirmed its plans to uphold a 60-kph speed limit on all roads in Metro Manila.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia reasons that implementing the proposed speed limit Metro-wide will lessen vehicular accidents, especially during the wee hours of the morning and during off-peak hours.

“‘Yung sa speed limit yung 60 kilometers-per-hour, ‘pag madaling araw nagkakaroon ng aksidente,” Garcia told reporters. “Ili-limit natin ng 60-kph lahat sa Metro Manila.”

Most highways already have the 60-kph speed limit enforced, while most expressways have a 100-kph maximum.

Responding to backlash from the public believing that heavy traffic prevents them from hitting 60 kph anyways, Gracia said, “Nagkatawanan na naman, nakakatakbo ba tayo ng 60? Sa Commonwealth, medyo maluwag diyan, ang Roxas Boulevard ‘pag tanghali lang makakatakbo ka ng 60 kph.”

Some part ng EDSA, ‘yung pagdating ng Balintawak, Monumento maluwag na makakatakbo ka ng 60,” he added.

A lower speed limit has been proposed before on EDSA, Circumferential Road 5 (C5), Commonwealth Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and Marcos Highway by the Metro Manila Council from 60 to 50 kph, though the resolution was never signed by Metro Manila mayors.

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  1. April 3, 2019 at 7:04 am — Reply

    we live in Leyte, the roads have just been widened in many parts, the drivers are now using the widened laneways for two way traffic, the centre lanes are still being used correctly but now you can be passed on both the left AND the right, sooooo dangerous, and where are the police…in the police stations of course, reading their morning papers or watching tv and drinking coffee so what makes you think the road users will follow any STUPID 60kph rule.. pinoys do not like rules, they do not follow rules and there is no-one to supervise them anyway…what is the use, what is your aim..think again firstly filipinos need some discipline thee way to get that is to have the police on mobile patrol, not inside the aircon stations

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