MMDA CCTVs catch over 289,000 yellow lane violations in 2018

Were you one of those given a ticket?
by Drei Laurel | Dec 19, 2018
PHOTO: Elaine Lara

Do you think you’re getting away with beating traffic via the yellow lane, buddy? Well, think again.

According to data provided by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), a total of 289,154 yellow lane violators were caught via the agency’s No-Contact Apprehension Policy in 2018. The figure given doesn’t include violations in the month of December, so expect the final tally to go up still.

A total of 539,022 printed tickets and summons have been issued by the MMDA so far this year, and the largest chunk by far came courtesy of yellow lane violations.

If you were caught, we’re guessing your reaction was probably something along the lines of, “But what about the buses and PUVs outside their designated lanes?” Calm yourself, friend. Coming in second on the MMDA’s list of traffic violations is Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones, with 85,838 counts via the No-Contact Apprehension Policy.

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You can check out the full no-contact apprehension tally provided by the agency below:

MMDA No-Contact Apprehension Policy:

  1. Yellow Lane – 289,154
  2. Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones – 85,838
  3. Disregarding Traffic Signs – 42,277
  4. Obstruction – 28,683
  5. UVVRP – 26,127
  6. Illegal Parking – 25,469
  7. Closed-Door Policy – 22,625
  8. Motorcycle Lane – 5,465
  9. Roof Tagging – 3,688
  10. Reckless Driving – 3,304
  11. Dress Code – 2,531
  12. Anti-Distracted Driving Act – 2,510
  13. No Helmet – 1,324
  14. Illegal Counter Flow – 26
  15. Bus Segregation – 1
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Again, the total number of violations caught so far in 2018 via no-contact apprehension is 539,022. Are you part of this statistic?

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