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Light-truck ban on EDSA and Shaw Boulevard starts today

Check out the schedule times so you can plan your route

Light trucks must avoid EDSA and Shaw Boulevard at certain times starting today. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Motorists may have seen more light trucks and similar commercial vehicles on Metro Manila’s major roads in the past few months. But increased vehicular traffic has prompted the MMDA to reimpose its Uniform Light Truck Ban starting today (May 24).

Trucks that have a gross capacity weight of “4,500kg and below” are prohibited to drive on EDSA (between Magallanes, Makati City, and North Avenue, Quezon City) from 5am to 9pm. These vehicles are also not allowed on Shaw Boulevard (Mandaluyong City and Pasig City) from 6am to 10am, and from 5pm to 10pm. Violators will be fined P2,000 (kind of too light, don’t you think?).

The light-truck ban is in effect from Mondays to Saturdays except holidays. So, if you need to drive a light truck for one reason or another, be sure to plan your route accordingly.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.