MMDA Apprehends Habal-Habal Motorcycle Rider for Multiple Traffic Violations
HABAL-HABAL RIDER – MMDA impounded a habal-habal motorcycle for driving without license and wearing slippers while driving.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is an agency of the Republic of the Philippines implementing the planning, monitoring and coordinative functions along the road concerning purely local matters.
The agency covers the cities of Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasig, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Malabon, Taguig, Navotas and San Juan and the municipality of Pateros.
Earlier, a female passenger suffered a serious injury after the unlicensed habal-habal rider she rented crashed. The victim was sent pummeling on the ground after the rider got into a road accident.
The driver had no driver’s license and there is no insurance that he would shoulder the medical expenses of the commuter.
The Facebook page “Gadget Addict has shared the video footage of MMDA officer apprehending a haba-habal rider for committing multiple traffic violation. The video garnered various reactions online.
In the video, it can be seen that the MMDA enforcer is lecturing the motorcycle rider for taking passengers illegally. The rider is just wearing slippers and he failed to present his driver’s license.
The habal driver has no registration and plate number, which is considered as a violation of traffic rules and regulations. The rider explained that he was just trying to earn a living amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the lady passenger, she paid P150 to reach her point of destination. Eventually, the rider admitted his mistakes and apologized to the traffic enforcers for trying to escape the authorities.
The MMDA officers even apprehended numerous motorists committing traffic violations.
The social media users expressed their reactions to the incident:
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