MMDA wants speed limit cut to 50 kph in 4 major Metro Manila roads

Four other major roads in the metropolis would soon have reduced speed limits to 50 kilometers per hour (kph) from 60 kph, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday.

This came after the MMDA has declared a similar plan to reduce the speed limit on Edsa also to 50 kph from 60 kph in a bid to lower occurrences of vehicular accidents.

In a press conference, MMDA Asst. Gen. Manager Jojo Garcia said the 50 kph-speed limit would soon be implemented on Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon Avenue, C.P. Garcia Avenue (C5) and Roxas Boulevard.

All vehicles would be covered by the impending speed limit cut.

The MMDA, however, said there could be an exemption in the implementation of the 50 kph speed limit on the major thoroughfares during “dead hours,” which the agency has yet to specifically define as of posting time. /kga

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