UNIFORM LIGHT TRUCKS BAN (updated May 31, 2019)
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, and/or having six (6) or more tires, 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:
a. Prohibited to ply EDSA from Magallanes, Makati City until North Avenue, Quezon City, both northbound and southbound, from 5 am until 9 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. There is no prohibition on Sundays and holidays; and
b. Prohibited along Shaw Boulevard (Mandaluyong City and Pasig City) from 6 am until 10 am and from 5 pm until 10 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. There is no prohibition on Sundays and holidays.
3. Is there a ‘window’ during the ban?
Yes. It is understood that ‘light trucks’ may use EDSA and Shaw Boulevard during the time which is not covered by the ban.
4. 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.’
5. What is the penalty for a violation of the ban?
A violation carries a Php 2,000 fine without prejudice to the imposition of other penalties for other violations that may have also been committed.
6. 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 goods but they still need to apply for and secure an exemption from the MMDA.
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