Senator Passes Through the EDSA Busway, Escapes While Being Ticketed

While being ticketed for passing through the EDSA Busway, a senator escaped

EDSA BUSWAY – A senator in the Philippines faced backlash after passing through the dedicated lane along EDSA for buses and escaping while being ticketed.

The EDSA Busway is a dedicated lane along EDSA, a major thoroughfare in Metro Manila, exclusively for buses. It aims to improve the efficiency and reliability of public transportation by providing faster travel times for commuters.

In the past few days, several prominent personalities, including Chavit Singson, made headlines after passing through the busway. He was stopped for passing the lane while being on board his armored vehicle. Despite being caught and ticketed, he pledged to give P100,000 to MMDA officers who stopped him.

EDSA busway

Another incident involving a prominent personality passing through the busway with her vehicle is a senator. According to Gerry Cacanindin, who shared the incident on the microblogging site X (formerly known as Twitter), the senator passed through the EDSA Busway and escaped while being ticketed. He questioned how we can expect ordinary Filipinos to respect the law when it’s not applied to everyone.

“Senador dumaan sa EDSA busway. Tumakas habang tinetekitan. MMDA nganga. How do you expect ordinary Filipinos to respect the law when the law does not apply to everyone? Worse, mga Pilipino mismo bumoto diyan,” he noted.

EDSA busway

His post earned sympathy from many, saying that no one is above the law, not even a senator. Apparently, the identity of the senator in hot water was not disclosed. However, it can be deduced that the vehicle’s plate number is “7.”

Meanwhile, the penalties for breaching the regulations of the EDSA Busway are structured in escalating severity. A first offense incurs a fine of P5,000. For a second offense, the penalty increases to a P10,000 fine coupled with a one-month suspension of the driver’s license, along with mandatory attendance at a road safety seminar. Should an individual commit a third offense, they face a steeper fine of P20,000 and a one-year suspension of their driver’s license. The consequences become notably severe with a fourth offense, which carries a P30,000 fine and a recommendation to the Land Transportation Office for the revocation of the driver’s license.

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