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President Bongbong Marcos orders grace period for violators of e-bike/e-trike ban

No tickets, fines and impoundment for a month

Enforcers can only pull over erring e-bike and e-trike users to remind them about the rules. PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

April 15 was supposedly the big day for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. It marked the beginning of the agency’s ban on e-bikes and e-trikes—as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuliglig—on national roads.

Only a few days have passed and President Bongbong Marcos has just announced the temporary suspension of the ticketing, the fines, and the impounding among erring users.

The president wants a grace period to give ample time for the spreading of information. How long? Well, according to this video, he thinks a month is needed considering how heavy the P2,500 fine can be on users who depend on these EVs for mobility.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.