The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is making it clear: Unauthorized cars cannot use EDSA’s inner-bus lane. No exemptions, whether you’re a behind the wheel of a government vehicle or, in this case, a supercar.
A silver Ferrari 488 GTB was apprehended on Guadalupe Bridge over the weekend for allegedly entering and driving along the lane reserved for the EDSA busway. The Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) even posted photos of the scene on its official Facebook page yesterday. Look:
“PSA: New EDSA bus lane reserved for EDSA carousel PUBs only. Violators will be fined for disregarding traffic signs and endangering the riding public,” the I-ACT’s Facebook post reads.
Talk about garnering unwanted but much-deserved attention. While the measly P150 fine for disregarding traffic signs is probably chump change to the driver—chances are the embarrassment following this gaffe will stick around for a while. Remember: This is a pretty exclusive vehicle here in the Philippines. In fact, only four units were brought in when Autostrada Motore launched the model back in 2015.
Lesson? Follow traffic rules and stay in your lane—more so if you’re driving a shiny silver supercar in a sea of vanilla sedans and midsize SUVs.