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MMDA nabs 1,544 jaywalkers By Pat C. Santos 06/12/2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

MMDA nabs 1,544 jaywalkers

By Pat C. Santos 06/12/2012

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has arrested more than 1,000 violators of the anti-jaywalking law after it launched its strict enforcement as part of campaign to promote road safety.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said 1,544 individuals have been apprehended and the significant number showed the need to further intensify their campaign and their information drive on the use of pedestrian lanes and footbridges in crossing streets and roadways.

Those apprehended were fined P200. The Metro Manila Council had approved an increase in the penalty from the previous P150 late last month.

However, those who could not pay the fine were given a 15-minute on-the-spot lecture on road safety and disaster preparedness by trained personnel of the agency..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120612met3.html

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