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MMDA EXPECTS REDUCED VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS WITH STRICTER 'YELLOW LANE' IMPLEMENTATION



The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is confident that with its stricter implementation and enforcement of its age-old rule regarding the yellow lane along EDSA, vehicular accidents will be reduced.

On Monday, MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said the agency records at least 55 daily accidents on EDSA mostly involving motorcycle riders, but with the stricter 'yellow lane' enforcement, the M-M-D-A expects it to be reduced by 50 percent.

PUVs will be permitted to swerve outside the yellow lane while private motorists may only enter the yellow lane one hundred meters before they turn right out of EDSA.

Meanwhile, city buses must use the outermost lane of EDSA to load and unload passengers while the second lane from the sidewalk is exclusively for provincial and point to point buses.

Violators will be fined five hundred pesos for private vehicles and two hundred pesos for PUVs.