Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tools Against Abusive MMDA

Hi guys, just a reminder for those of you who regularly driving in EDSA or any major roads in Metro Manila, I just received an email this morning from one of my colleagues regarding those abusive MMDA enforcers. And I would like to share this to you for your own sake. Because based on my own experiences, many of these MMDA enforcers are really grave in terms of implementing their policies.
Hope that this might help!

If any of these abuses seem familiar to you, Mr. Antonio Pagulayan (Personnel Officer) has asked that you call either the MMDA hotline (163) or call the METRO BASE at 0920 9389861 or 0920 9389875 and ask for an Inspectorate. They will send inspectors to the place where these MMDA officers are extorting, even while you are arguing out of your apprehension.

 MMDA officers are not allowed to group together in order to apprehend. They are not even allowed to stand together in groups of 2 or more. The only time they are allowed to work together is for special operations (probably when they apprehend groups of buses for smoke belching).

 Swerving IS NOT a traffic violation. Moving one lane to the left or right is not swerving, no matter where on the road you do it. And it is even less of a violation when you do it with a signal. Swerving is defined as shifting 2 or more lanes very quickly. So you can argue your way out of this, and call the Metro Base for help.

 Sadly, using the yellow lane is a traffic violation and will get you a ticket. However, buses are really not allowed to go out of the yellow lane, so if you see selective apprehension of private cars only, you may complain.

 MMDA has confirmed that your license MAY NOT BE CONFISCATED at a traffic apprehension. The only time they can do so is if you are part of an accident, or it is your third violation and you have not settled your fines yet. They are only allowed to give you a ticket, which you can contest. He recommends actually receiving the ticket in some instances, so that you can report the officer who did it.

 Also, you are free to ask any of these officers for their "mission order", which is written by their supervisor. If they apprehend you for a violation that is not in their mission order for the day, you can report them and they will receive disciplinary action.

That’s why every moment I’ve seen those blue & pink uniform on the road, I’ll make sure that I can keep away from them. LOLz


kuri said...

thanks parin for this pare, kahit wala pa naman akong kotse. :)


jAkE said...

hehe...malapit na yan pare... konting tyaga na lang.. hehehe

salamat sa pagbisita :-)

mattscradle said...

Thanks, for this information. I might need it someday.
Nissan X-Trail

jAkE said...

@mattscradle: Welcome pare.. Salamat din sa pagbusina :-)

devil_under_light said...

Aahaha. Lahat ata ng nakabasa so far wala pang coochi. Wala din akong coochi eh. Hihihi. Even tho ganun yung iba, sana naman wag natin i-stigmatize lahat. madami ding mababait na traffic aide jan na sa kabila ng rumaragasang init eh nagsisilbi ng buong katapatan sa ngalan ng maayos at matiwasay ng daloy ng trapiko. Dibe? Hihihi. (=

jAkE said...

@devil_under_light: hehe.. kung sa bagay, may tama ka.. kaya nga sabi ko lang is "many" eh.. hehehe... mas madami kasi sa kanila na nakatago lang sa lilim.. :-)

Salamat sa pagkomento :-)

sikoletlover said...

jake the snake is back :D

jAkE said...

@SikOlet: and still kickin' :-)

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