More than 2,000 jaywalkers are caught by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority from January 1 to February 14 this year.
Based on the MMDA’s data, 2,211 jaywalkers are caught within the said period and only 388 of them are able to clear their charges after paying Php500.00 as a penalty, while the remaining 1,823 are still pending. If ever the case is not settled, in time it will be a case record.
If a violator is not able to pay the penalty, they can do a community service for three hours every that is scheduled every Friday.
MMDA also reminded the PUV drivers to only load and unload passengers within the designated areas for they will apprehend not only the drivers but the pedestrians as well.
“This bad habit can cause danger not only to themselves but also to others. Passengers should learn to obey traffic rules and orderly line up to get on and get off PUV’s at designated loading and unloading bays,” MMDA Chairman Tim Orbos stated.
The agency would also put up a bus that will serve as a “mobile classroom” for the violators to give lecture about road safety and traffic signs. –EPJA