- The MMDA is expecting a 50% reduction in EDSA accidents with the strict implementation of “yellow lane” policy
- The reduction of accidents will have a big effect on the flow of traffic on EDSA
- The MMDA records at least 55 accidents daily before the strict implementation of the yellow lane policy
With the strict implementation of the “yellow lane” policy starting Monday, November 20, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is expecting a 50% reduction in the number of vehicular accidents on EDSA.
The MMDA records at least 55 accidents, mostly involving motorcycles, daily before the strict implementation of the yellow lane policy, according to Celine Pialogo, the agency’s spokesperson.
“So we’re expecting sana 50 percent, biglaang mabawasan. ‘Yun kasi malaking epekto ‘yun sa daloy ng trapiko,” Pialago said.
[So, we’re expecting a sudden reduction (of accidents) by 50%. That will have a big effect on the traffic flow]
As per the MMDA’s post on its Facebook page on November 17, public utility vehicles such as buses, UV Express, and jeepneys will not be allowed to go outside the yellow lane. Private vehicles and taxicabs, meanwhile, can enter the yellow lane 100 meters distance before exit when they need to make a right turn.
Pialogo said the strict implementation of the yellow lane policy is to provide assistance to Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) commuters. If the traffic flow inside the yellow lane is fast, MRT-3 commuters would be encouraged to ride buses and jeepneys.