E-vehicle ban

April 17, 2024 People's Tonight 89 views

THE strict implementation of the e-vehicle ban on major thoroughfares in heavily-populated Metropolitan Manila (MM) started April 17.

Actually, the ban took effect last Monday (April 15), but the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) ordered traffic enforcers to just warn violators.

Last February, the Metro Manila Council (MMC), in a resolution, banned e-vehicles, like e-bikes, from using major thoroughfares in the National Capital Region.

The MMC approved the ban following mounting complaints of blatant violations of traffic rules and increasing number of accidents involving e-bikes and e-trikes.

Others said the presence of e-bikes, e-trikes, tricycles, pushcarts. pedicabs, “kuligligs” and other light e-vehicles worsens the traffic situation in the metropolis.

“Kung minsan nga ay nagkabuhol-buhol ang trapiko sa mga intersection dahill may mga drayber ng mga e-vehicles na walang disiplina,” a traffic enforcer lamented.

These major roads are Claro M. Recto Avenue, President Quirino Ave., Araneta Ave., Manila Expressway, Roxas Blvd., Taft Avenue, Osmena Highway, Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Ave.,Magsaysay Boulevard, Aurora Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, Commonwealth Avenue, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Rizal Avenue, and Espana Boulevard.

Hopefully, the strict implementation of the ban will go a long way in addressing the worsening traffic congestion in Metropolitan Manila.

Sana ipatupad ng mga traffic enforcer ang nasabing ban “without fear nor favor.”