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    Used to be "5pm-6am" written under the signages leading to the u-turn slot. This was erased and was supposed to be open always 24/7. But some unscrupulous MMDA TEs used the "5am-6am" rule to milk some unfortunate motorists. Only recently someone reported this on FB...




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    Regarding the post going around about confusing signage at EDSA Santolan Uturn slot and MMDA enforcers allegedly preying on motorists in that area, the matter has been forwarded to both EDSA enforcement heads and to Traffic Engineering Center. The signages will be modified to relay a clearer message.
    Last edited by Monseratto; January 18th, 2013 at 08:38 AM.

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    Thanks for the heads-up sir mon! ang hirap naman nun kung may oras ung U-Turn.

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    Kudos to Yves Gonzales for acting promptly on this complaint...

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    MMDA promptly responds to a motorist's Facebook complaint





    Last Thursday, January 17, a post on Facebook spread through the social network. According to the post, a traffic sign placed just before going up the Boni Serrano flyover in the northbound lane of EDSA going to Cubao, was misleading. Apparently, the sign said that making a U-turn under the flyover for those who'd like to switch from the northbound lane to the southbound one going to Greenhills, was allowed. The problem, though, was that Metro Manila Development Authority personnel were supposedly apprehending those executing the U-turn because it was supposedly only allowed from 5pm to 6am.

    So, why was there a sign that said U-turns were allowed under the flyover and yet MMDA traffic enforcers were flagging down motorists for violating what they thought was a perfectly legal maneuver?

    The problem apparently lied in the traffic sign. According to the complainant, the instruction dictating that U-turns were only allowed at a certain time was painted in the same shade of green as the sign, rendering it practically invisible to motorists.

    Well, one Facebook member who responded to the post tagged the MMDA in her reply, which then alerted the head of the agency's traffic-discipline office, Yves Gonzalez. In response, Gonzalez clarified that the U-turn slot is open at all times, which was why the previous time limit had been essentially erased by painting it the same color as the sign's background shade.

    Gonzalez also mentioned that the "complaint" had been forwarded to the MMDA's enforcement and engineering department for it to be resolved. True enough, a day later, the agency replaced the old sign with a new one, which now clearly states that making a U-turn under the flyover is "allowed at all times."

    Kudos to the MMDA traffic-discipline chief for his prompt action on the problem. He gives us hope that there are still some good men in government whom we can trust.

    We also hope that Gonzalez can go after those unscrupulous traffic enforcers who succeeded in filching from innocent motorists and made a living out of their supposed violation.

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    Matagal nang walang time constraint yung u-turn under Santolan.

    I thought it made sense to motorists that since the text that said that it was only from 5pm to 6am was erased (by being covered green), it meant that it didn't apply anymore. If they did, I'm pretty sure hindi sila mauuto ng mga greedy traffic enforcers.

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    Good job Gonzales. Ang bilis ng action. Back to normal na ulit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jut703 View Post
    Matagal nang walang time constraint yung u-turn under Santolan.

    I thought it made sense to motorists that since the text that said that it was only from 5pm to 6am was erased (by being covered green), it meant that it didn't apply anymore. If they did, I'm pretty sure hindi sila mauuto ng mga greedy traffic enforcers.
    pano ba ireklamo ung mga oportunistang mga MMDA kung alam mong nasa tama ka at ayaw mong magpa-ticket?

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    Sign mo yung ticket na may check yung FOR CONTEST / ADJUDICATION. You just have to be at their office when the hearing for adjudication takes place, bring with you all your proof na wala kang violation.

    You can also call this number on the spot kung gusto mo ireklamo yung traffic officer or may traffic violations kang kinocontest. 09175277304
    Last edited by stickers; January 21st, 2013 at 04:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickers View Post
    Sign mo yung ticket na may check yung FOR CONTEST / ADJUDICATION. You just have to be at their office when the hearing for adjudication takes place, bring with you all your proof na wala kang violation.

    You can also call this number on the spot kung gusto mo ireklamo yung traffic officer or may traffic violations kang kinocontest. 09175277304
    may silbi ba na i-contest mo yung ticket? i mean mapaparusahan yung nag ticket sa yo? kasi kung nangongotong lang yan eh for sure hindi pupunta yan sa hearing.

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