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400 motorists flagged down

Close to 400 motorists were flagged down by traffic authorities during the kickoff of the dry run for the no “window hours” policy of the number coding scheme, said the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday.

Flagged down motorists did not receive a traffic violation tickets but only a warning of the latest traffic measure that prohibits them using several thoroughfares from 10 am to 3 pm.

Majority of flagged down were plying Mandaluyong roads, while 124 were from Edsa, as of 1 pm.

Covered by the policy are EDSA from Monumento to Roxas Boulevard and vice versa; C5 Road from Commonwealth (including Luzon Flyover going to southbound) to SLEX entry and vice versa; Roxas Boulevard, Alabang-Zapote Road, and the cities of Mandaluyong, Makati and Las Piñas. (Anna Liza Villas-Alavaren)