MMDA to Fine Illegally Parked Vehicles on Mabuhay Lanes

The crackdown starts on August 31.

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(SPOT.ph) In an effort to clear out Metro Manila's roads, the Metro Manila Development Authority announced that starting Friday, August 31, citation tickets will be issued to vehicles that are illegally parked along the 17 Mabuhay Lanes. The crackdown will take place every 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and violators will be issued with at least three citation tickets and corresponding fines: P200 for violating the illegal parking rule, P150 for disregarding traffic signs, and P150 for obstructing roads.

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According to Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia, the Metro's Mabuhay Lanes and major thoroughfares have long been clogged by illegally parked cars owned by motorists who don't have their own parking spaces. To aid in decongesting these roads, the MMDA will be deploying over 1,000 traffic enforcers to remove illegally parked vehicles that obstruct the traffic flow.

Earlier this August, the Metro Manila Council agreed to increase the fine for illegally parked vehicles from P200 to P1000 (for attended vehicles) and from P300 to P2,000 for unattended vehicles. However, there is currently no word on when the fine increase will be enforced.

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