The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) apprehended more than 50 illegally parked vehicles in operations that also saw erring vehicle owners and drivers forking out higher fines for illegal parking.

According to the MMDA, a total of 57 illegally parked vehicles were apprehended along FB Harrison, Taft Avenue, Buendia, Quirino Highway, Paranaque, Roxas Boulevard to TM Kalaw and Baclaran during Day 1 of the agency’s anti-illegal parking operations.

Last December, the MMDA issued Resolution No. 18-008, series of 2018, which increased fines for attended illegally parked vehicles to P1,000 from P200, fines for unattended illegally parked vehicles to P2,000 from P500, and fines for obstruction of public roads to P1,000 from P150.

The imposition of the higher fines, which covers all public roads except in subdivisions and roads covered by existing parking ordinances, is aimed at instilling discipline among motorists and easing traffic congestion on roads across Metro Manila, MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said.

“The imposition of the higher fines is aimed at instilling discipline among motorists and easing traffic congestion on roads across Metro Manila.”

“We really need to implement these fines for motorists to be disciplined. Higher fines against illegally parked vehicles will lead to easing congestion of roads that can be utilized by motorists,” Garcia said.

“Higher fines against illegally parked vehicles will lead to easing congestion of roads that can be utilized by motorists.”

Motorists are prohibited from parking their vehicles on all national highways including designated alternate or “Mabuhay Lanes.”

 

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