By Dona Magsino, March 27 2019; GMA Network

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday clarified that the implementation of the no window hours policy and 60 kph speed limit in major thoroughfares in Metro Manila are not yet in effect.

According to Mark Salazar’s report in GMA’s “24 Oras” on Wednesday, it will take 15 or 20 days before penalties may be imposed on violators.

“Kailangan ma-publicize ito sa two major newspapers. Magkakaroon pa tayo ng information campaign at dadaan pa ito sa UP Law Center for registration,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said.

Further, the MMDA also weighs the cost-effectiveness of providing overtime pay for its traffic enforcers and installing stationary speed guns to enforce the 60 kph speed limit.

“Ang batas trapiko ay 24/7 since itong speeding na 60 kph na lang ang limit nating bilis sa mga sasakyan kailangan ma-implement ito sa lahat. Sisikapin natin ma-cover 24/7 sa ilang kalsada sa Metro Manila,” Pialago said.

An average of almost 300 road accidents is recorded per day in Metro Manila, based on data from the MMDA.

On Tuesday, the MMDA announced that it will impose a 60 kph speed limit in Metro Manila roads to prevent the road accidents caused by speeding. It also expanded the no window hours policy in all major thoroughfares to prevent traffic congestion. —Dona Magsino/LDF, GMA News