Sunday, November 6, 2016
i-ACT Goes All-Out on Clearing Major and Secondary Roads
The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT) is stopping at nothing when it comes to clearing major and secondary roads of illegally-parked vehicles and sidewalk vendors.
From July 6 to November 2, 2016, a total of 5,728 illegally-parked vehicles have been towed and 2,479 illegal sidewalk and footbridge vendors have been cleared. Intensified clearing operations are being conducted daily, even on holidays, to ensure that there will be no obstructions in primary and secondary roads. The i-ACT is encouraging motorists to take secondary roads, such as Mabuhay Lanes, to decongest EDSA and C5.
To rid highways of traffic violators, a total of 26, 016 citation tickets have been issued and 247 colorum vehicles have been impounded.
These efforts are on top of stricter enforcement and suspension of window hours for coded vehicles in almost all of Metro Manila.
The i-ACT, the single traffic authority in Metro Manila, is also tapping force multipliers and volunteers to help in traffic management. It is also asking shopping mall operators to provide enforcers who will help manage traffic flow going in and out of their establishments especially this Christmas season.