Despite lack of speed guns, MMDA starts implementing 50kph speed limit for PUVs on EDSA

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  • The MMDA started implementing the 50kph speed limit on EDSA
  • The new speed limit is for public utility vehicles only
  • Despite lack of speed guns, the MMDA will continue to enforce the new policy

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday, December 14, started the implementation of the new 50 kilometer per hour (kph) speed limit, slashed from 60kph, for public utility vehicles (PUVs) on Epifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Despite the lack of speed guns to measure the speed of PUVs, the MMDA will continue to enforce the new policy.

According to Philstar, MMDA operations supervisor Bong Nebrija disclosed that the existing four units of speed guns are still being calibrated. He said the agency is planning to acquire two more speed guns worth P400,000 each.

“We cannot fully enforce the speed limit on EDSA for lack of speed guns,” Nebrija said, hoping that PUV drivers would follow the new speed limit policy for EDSA.

The new policy aimed to minimize the number of accidents along the major roads in Metro Manila. The Metro Manila Council, the policy-making body of the MMDA, is also eyeing to impose a speed limit along Circumferential Road 5, Commonwealth Avenue, Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue and Marcos Highway.

 

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