The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) just announced the suspension of the following rules and regulations involving truck lanes, truck ban hours, and light truck ban. That said, the government agency might release a new set of guidelines with regards to the implementation of truck ban policies.
That being said, numerous trucks will return to the road, which may affect traffic in some areas. Likewise, the truck ban usually restricts large trucks, including 10-wheeler wing vans from driving in certain roads. This ordinance usually maintains the flow of trucks on the roads, because aside from the supposed build-up of traffic, these trucks might also cause potential accidents or rather hinder the safety of most local motorists. It also gives them a window to traverse the roads without impeding during rush hour. The timing of this ordinance usually goes around from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. and between 5 P.M. to 10 P.M.
Positively speaking, the reason behind the lifting of the truck ban was to ensure the constant flow of goods, into and out of Metro Manila. This is mainly due to the amidst pandemic, wherein transported goods were somewhat hindered, given the continuous implementation of checkpoints throughout NCR. Quite obvious that this tactic was mainly done for the sake of the majority, as several quarantine protocols are affecting the supply of our basic goods.
The lifting of the truck ban has been made effective since yesterday, September 1, 2020. Again, to all motorists, with the suspension of these rules, traffic may soon build up in some select areas as our truck friends might have an unplanned meeting on the road.
Then again, we may also be greeted with positivity as the constant transportation of goods will definitely commence. Making us, people who are in strict quarantine, able to easily acquire those basic goods.