Private Cars Must Stay Off Yellow Lanes on EDSA or Be Fined with PhP 500

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Private cars will no longer be allowed on the yellow lane (bus lane) along EDSA starting on Monday, January 18. Violators will be fined PhP 500.

According to a news post from, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, head of the Edsa Technical Working Group (TWG), and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that they will begin pursuit of violators on the southbound portion of EDSA between Shaw Blvd. in Mandaluyong City and Guadalupe in Makati City. They chose this location because they said it is the “most problematic” area in EDSA.

Soon, they intend to implement it from both ends of EDSA.

Private vehicles can only use the yellow lane if they are turning right.

The aim for this is lessen traffic and to make buses move faster as private cars keep out of the yellow lane.

Do you think this will be an effective plan?

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