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More than 50 jaywalkers were apprehended by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday, the first day of the agency's renewed campaign against pedestrians who violate road regulations.
As of ten a.m. on Tuesday, 52 jaywalkers were caught within the vicinity of EDSA and Ortigas Avenues, one of the cityâs busiest intersections, and in Litex, Commonwealth in Quezon City.
The pedestrians were apprehended by the MMDAâs Anti-Jaywalking Unit (AJU) whose personnel are clad in red shirts and caps, the agency said. The AJU personnel were also deployed on the same day.
The apprehended pedestrians will be penalized with a P200 fine, which has been increased as part of its anti-jaywalking efforts.
Those who are unable to afford to pay for it will have to undergo a disaster management seminar.
However, persons with disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens, and minors will not be fined but are not exempted to attend lectures against jaywalking, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said. Many accidents on the road involved not accidents between vehicles but jaywalking, Tolentino said. InterAksyon.com