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Philippines : HOV Lane dry run to start Monday.

Beginning Monday, December 11 at 6AM, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the one-week trial run of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane along EDSA.

According to the MMDA, only cars that have two or more passengers will be allowed to ply the HOV Lane, which is the leftmost lane, as it advised motorists that frequently drive along EDSA alone to take the 3rd or 4th lane (motorcycle lane) instead.

HOV is exclusive po sa 2 or more na tao lamang po including the driver po. Kung kayo lamang po mag-isa, 3rd or 4th lane po ang gagamitin ninyo, it said in a twitter post.

But the MMDA warned, violators would be apprehended via no-contact apprehension policy. The fine for driving on the HOV lane with less than two passengers on board is P500.

The MMDA said the new carpooling scheme will encourage drivers to share rides with friends or colleagues in a bid to further alleviate traffic along the busy thoroughfare.

Besides motorists with more than two passengers, motorcyclists can also use the HOV lane, it said.

The MMDA said this scheme has been approved by the Metro Manila Council last 05 December 2017.HOV Lane dry run to start Monday

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