DOTr to charge Maria Isabel Lopez with reckless driving, MMDA to punish copycat violators
The Department of Transportation on Monday disclosed that actress Maria Isabel Lopez committed three violations for driving on EDSA lanes reserved for delagates of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Meetings.
The DOTr said the following were the violations committed by Lopez:
- Disregard of traffic signs
- Violation of the Anti Distracted Driving Act
- Reckless driving
Also, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for its part bared that the other motorists who followed Lopez would be apprehended through their no-contact apprehension policy, using CCTV cameras to identify their cars’ plate numbers.
Lopez, a former beauty queen and bold sta, posted on Saturday a video and photos on her Instagram and Facebook accounts, bragging how she removed some of the road cones and entered the lanes designated for ASEAN delegates.
Her post, which became viral on social media, read: “Driving with hazards ‘on’ at the #aseanlane. I removed the divider cones!! Then all the other motorists behind me followed! MMDA thinks I’m an official ASEAN delegate! If you can’t beat ’em, join them! #nosticker #leadership.”