The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is requesting schools to self-enforce the “15-second rule” on their respective communities when classes resume on Monday.
MMDA chairman Emerson Carlos said this initiative will help to reduce the traffic caused by cars that take too long in dropping off or picking up students, the Inquirer reported.
“All the schools need to do is inform parents and the students and implement it even without government intervention,” he said.
The Manila Bulletin noted that among the schools already implementing this rule is the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City along Katipunan Avenue, an area that is usually congested during the morning rush hour and after class dismissal.
“The school administrators are the ones who need to implement this… For the parents, no more goodbye kisses, hugs, late giving of allowance to avoid traffic build-up,” Carlos said.
The MMDA will also strictly enforce the no double parking rule in school zones and nearby areas.
The MMDA will be deploying 1,000 traffic enforcers all over the Metro to ensure smooth traffic flow during the opening of classes scheduled on June 13.