The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) apprehended more than 1,200 motorists on the first day of the full implementation of the exclusive motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
According to the MMDA, it issued violation tickets to 482 motorcycle riders and 757 private vehicle drivers as of Monday noon.
The motorcycle lane located on the third lane from the sidewalk of Commonwealth Avenue was meant to reduce road accidents involving motorcycles.
Violators will be fined P1,200 while motorcycle drivers, including private vehicle drivers, will be fined P500.
PHOTO: A traffic enforcer directs motorcycle riders to stay on an exclusive lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has started the full implementation of this traffic scheme to reduce road accidents involving motorcycles. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA