Please avoid riding your EKS on C5 and EDSA

Metro Manila traffic has worsened over time. Getting stuck inside an almost non-moving vehicle for hours when traversing C5 or EDSA has become an everyday occurrence especially for those who pass through these highways to go to school or work. Therefore, people opting to ride their electric kick scooter (EKS) along these major metro passageways has become common.

Because why not?

An EKS is relatively compact that it can easily squeeze through tight traffic, allowing the rider to arrive faster than those who are inside four-wheeled vehicles.

It is also deemed more environment-friendly than the average car because it is electrically-powered.

However, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) special operations commander Bong Nebrija spotted an EKS rider along EDSA. The rider was stopped and he was reprimanded.

Nebrija told the rider that he isn’t discouraging the use of EKS but he can opt to drive on inner roads but not EDSA. “I’m just after your safety,” he emphasized.

Nebrija also mentioned that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will soon create rules and regulations for EKS use.

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