This Monday, June 3, 2019, marks the reopening of many schools across the country. To ensure that traffic flows smoothly, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy 2,500 enforcers on June 3 and the succeeding days.
“We shall field traffic personnel in traffic-prone areas around the metropolis and monitor traffic situation on roads leading to schools so we can easily augment personnel when needed,” says MMDA chairman Danilo Lim.
The enforcers, Lim says, will begin their duty before 5am on Monday. In addition, MMDA traffic discipline office chief Teroy Taguinod explains that district traffic heads have been reminded to coordinate with local authorities (schools, barangays, and other officials) to figure out the best ways to ease traffic around schools.
He says: “We have coordination with some school administrators to allow picking up and dropping off of students inside school premises so as not to obstruct vehicular flow on school zones.”
Taguinod adds that traffic around schools can easily spill over onto major thoroughfares, hence the need to coordinate with relevant stakeholders. Think having more enforcers on the road will ensure less gridlock? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.