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UNIFORM LIGHT TRUCKS BAN 

 1. What types of vehicle are covered by the ban?

Covered by the policy are motor vehicles with a gross capacity weight 4,500 kilograms or below, the payload area of which are either enclosed or open.

 2. Where is the coverage and the duration of the light trucks ban? 

All ‘light trucks’, whether or not for commercial use, shall be prohibited to ply EDSA (southbound) and Shaw Blvd. (from Mandaluyong City and Pasig City) from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and EDSA (northbound) and entire stretch of Shaw Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Saturday except Sundays and holidays. 

 3. When will the ban take effect?

It will be fully enforced on EDSA and Shaw Blvd. starting March 20, 2017 until June 15, 2017. There will be a three-day trial run of the measure starting March 15, 2017. 

 4. Is there a ‘window’ during the ban?

Yes. It is understood that ‘light trucks’ may use such roads during the time period not covered by the ban. 

 5. Are ‘light trucks’ still covered by the existing Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP)?

Yes. The UVVRP under MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, Series of 1996 and its amendments shall remain applicable to ‘light trucks.’

6. How much is the fine for the infraction of the ban?

A violation carries a Php 2,000 fine.

 7. What are the motor vehicles exempted from the ban?

The following ‘light trucks’ are exempted from the ban:

-Motor vehicles which are registered in the name of any government office, agency, or unit including the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police, and duly marked as such

-Emergency vehicles such as, but not limited to, firetrucks and ambulances

-Motor vehicles which are granted exemptions by the MMDA if the circumstances so warrant.

-Light trucks carrying perishable good but they still need to apply for an exemption from the MMDA. 

 

 

 

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