Mayors of Metro Manila have set the speed limit to 60 kilometers per hour on main thoroughfares in the National Capital Region. This applies to all types of vehicles, except buses and trucks. Currently, the maximum allowable speed on national roads is 80kph. According to the MMDA, the speed limit is being implemented as a means to address road mishaps and car crashes that could have been prevented if drivers were not going too fast.
The speed limit shall be strictly implemented in the following roads:
- Circumferential Roads
- Recto Avenue
- President Quirino Avenue
- Araneta Avenue
- C.P. Garcia Avenue
- Southeast Metro Manila Expressway
- Radial Roads
- Roxas Boulevard
- Taft Avenue
- South Luzon Expressway
- Shaw Boulevard
- Ortigas Avenue
- Magsaysay Boulevard/Aurora Boulevard
- Quezon Avenue/Commonwealth Avenue
- A. Bonifacio Avenue
- Rizal Avenue
- Delpan/Marcos/McArthur Highway
The MMDA said that the policy is technically effective five days after it was publicized last April 4 (Thursday). They are still currently disseminating the information to all motorists and then will announce when it shall be enforced.
Upon official implementation, the MMDA shall fine drivers that will go beyond the said speed limit Php 1,000 for each apprehension.
This new policy does not include buses and trucks; the speed limit of which is still 50kph.
We shall update this blog as soon as the MMDA has announced that the speed limit is already officially implemented.
Do you agree that reducing the speed limit on national roads will help address car accidents in Metro Manila?