Manila Bulletin

HPG: Fix your car or be ac­costed for stalling on EDSA

- By AARON B. RE­CUENCO Driving · Cars

The po­lice’s High­way Pa­trol Group (HPG) has warned mo­torists to make sure that their car is al­ways in good con­di­tion as its traf­fic en­forcers will soon ap­pre­hend those whose cars would stall on Epi­fanio de­los San­tos Av­enue or EDSA.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Oliver Tanseco, HPG spokesman, en­gine trou­ble and other rea­sons caus­ing a ve­hi­cle to stop on EDSA will no longer be an ac­cept­able ex­cuse be­cause the con­se­quences of such is a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to traf­fic buildup.

“As mo­torists, we should be re­spon­si­ble in check­ing our cars be­fore we go out and drive,” said Tanseco and in jus­ti­fy­ing their move to im­ple­ment the pol­icy.

Once mo­torists en­counter such prob­lems on EDSA, HPG per­son­nel man­ning traf­fic will not hes­i­tate to ac­cost the driver for the traf­fic vi­ola- tion, said Tanseco.

“This is not only about tak­ing care of your car, this is also about you, your fam­ily and other peo­ple’s safety,” he said of the rea­son­ing be­hind the new pol­icy.

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