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        Bong Nebrija reminds scooter riders: Bring your license, and don’t wear slippers

        The MMDA traffic chief is watching you
        by John Paulo Aguilera May 31, 2021
        PHOTO: Edison Bong Nebrija Facebook

        Let this be a reminder to riders who assume that short distances and quick errands will spare you a ticket.

        On Monday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic chief Edison ‘Bong’ Nebrija shared on Facebook a photo of three motorcycles parked on the side of the road, with the caption, “Nice scooters I must say, but what else do they have in common?

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        He then cited that all its riders were wearing slippers, had no license, and were caught in the same location in Pasay City within 30 minutes of the operation. The units were also impounded.

        One netizen commented on Nebrija’s post: “Tapos ang ikakatwiran, ‘Diyan lang kasi ako galing sa kabilang eskinita, may binili lang.’”

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        According to Section XI, Provision (e) of LTO Administrative Order AHS-2008- 015 or the ‘Rules and Regulations for the Use and Operation of Motorcycles on Highways,’ riders wearing flip flops, sandals, slippers, or are being barefoot while operating a motorcycle or scooter on a road or highway will be fined from P500 to P1,000, including the revocation of driver’s license, depending on the offense.

        The MMDA and Bong Nebrija himself have been cracking down on traffic violators around the metro. Recently, he apprehended a rider who was carrying a fake Land Transportation Office (LTO) license.

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        Kadalasan, unless kaibigan mo ang taga-LTO, ang pinapalakad niyong lisensya, peke yan,” Nebrija told the offender. Ang mahal ng babayaran niyo, kinakagat niyo pa rin pekeng lisensya. Marunong ang mga enforcer tumingin niyan... Kung gusto mo mag-motor, kumuha ka ng lisensya ng tama.”

        Earlier this month, he also explained why its better to avoid riding habal-habal, and uploaded a photo of a rider with improper dresd code and helmet. Nebrija and his team also came to the aid of a couple who was rushing their child to the hospital.

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        PHOTO: Edison Bong Nebrija Facebook

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