Obstruction violation meted against motorcycle riders waiting out the rain

Back in July, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), due to complaints from other road users, issued a warning that the agency will begin ticketing motorcycle riders who use footbridges and flyovers as temporary shelter against a heavy downpour. This habit of many motorcycle riders often results in the obstruction of the flow of vehicular traffic.

Just today, after a sudden downpour in the morning, the MMDA reported that they have ticketed a total of 12 motorcycle riders who made flyovers and footbridges their shelter against the rain.

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According to MMDA, the 12 motorcycle riders were apprehended in different locations along EDSA and many of them did not bring their raincoats with them or were just refusing to wear them and instead chose to wait the rain out.

The MMDA again reminds motorcycle riders to always bring their rain gear, and seek shelter only at designated emergency lay-by spaces for motorcycles at GMA Kamuning; Kamias, Santolan/Crame, Ortigas, Buendia, Tramo (left turning) Roxas Boulevard.

Along C5 Road, motorcycle rain shelters are at Tandang Sora, Aurora Boulevard, C5-Libis, Pasig Boulevard, and C5 Kalayaan elevated U-turn along C5 Road.

Along Roxas Boulevard, these shelters are at Roxas Jr. flyover (Delpan St.), Buendia flyover, and Roxas Boulevard-EDSA flyover Seaside Drive.