I-ACT to strictly enforce traffic rules amid Christmas rush

The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) on Sunday vowed to strictly enforce traffic rules amid the expected influx of vehicles along EDSA and other major thoroughfares for the holiday season.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) General Manager Thomas Orbos stated that traffic enforcers would be apprehending erring motorists in such a way that will not impede the flow of traffic. Violators not apprehended on the ground will be still be issued citation tickets through the 'no-contact apprehension policy'.

In a meeting with traffic district heads at the MMDA Metrobase on Friday, Orbos asked them to raise their concerns and recommendations on their respective areas of responsibilities.

"They (traffic district heads) would know better what measures need to be done as they are the ones on the ground and are more familiar with their areas," Orbos said.

During the meeting, the district officers agreed to strengthen command and control on choke points along EDSA between Timog and Ayala starting today until Christmas as heavy traffic is expected during these times.

Furthermore, additional hand-held radios will be distributed to traffic enforcers to ensure immediate communication and response.

Traffic district officers were also directed to intensify their efforts on traffic management as the MMDA will be implementing its no day-off, no absent policy for traffic enforcers starting December 21 to 24.

Source: Philippines News Agency