MMDA: Disregarding traffic signs, illegal parking are top violations for 2021

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by Drei Laurel | Jan 3, 2022
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And we have a winner. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released its top 10 most recorded traffic violations from January to November 2021, and the number one offense for last year is disregarding traffic signs.

The top violation doesn’t come as much of a surprise, at least when you consider how difficult it is to spot traffic signs and road markings in some parts of Metro Manila. In second place? Shoutout to all the motorists who don’t own a garage, because it’s illegal parking—unattended illegally parked vehicles, to be exact (attended ones make an appearance further down the list).

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Rounding out the top three are dress code violations for motorcycle riders. So, if you’re heading out on two wheels, remember not to do so wearing flip-flops. Oh, and don a proper helmet, of course.

You can check out the MMDA’s top 10 traffic violations for 2021 below:

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2021 Top traffic violations (January to November)

  1. Disregarding traffic sign
  2. Unattended illegally-parked vehicle
  3. Dress code for riders
  4. Stalled vehicle
  5. No/defective headlights
  6. Reckless driving
  7. Obstruction
  8. Attended illegally-parked vehicle
  9. Truck ban violation
  10. Illegal turning

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There you have it. Keep in mind that this list is only for the period of January to November 2021. There’s still room for change here, so expect the MMDA to release updated statistics. Were you guilty of any of these violations? Let us know in the comments. And if you’ve been apprehended recently, check out our guide on how to settle MMDA fines.

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