With Higher Fines in Place, MMDA Apprehends More Than 50 Parking Violators
With the higher fines against illegal parking in effect as of Monday, January 7, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has apprehended more than 50 illegally parked vehicles on the first day of its implementation.
According to the agency, a total of 57 illegally parked vehicles were apprehended along FB Harrison, Taft Avenue, Buendia, Quirino Highway, Paranaque, Roxas Boulevard to T.M. Kalaw and Baclaran during its anti-illegal parking operations yesterday.
Last December 2018, the MMDA issued Resolution No. 18-008 which increases the fines for attended illegally parked vehicles to PHP1,000 from PHP200, unattended illegally parked vehicles to PHP2,000 from PHP500, and obstruction of public roads to PHP1,000 from PHP150.
The new fines, which covers public roads except in subdivisions and roads covered by existing parking ordinances, is aimed at instilling discipline among motorists and easing traffic congestion on roads across Metro Manila, MMDA general manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said.
“We really need to implement these fines for motorists to be disciplined,” said Garcia. “Higher fines against illegally parked vehicles will lead to easing congestion of roads that can be utilized by motorists.”