Tollway operators apprehended 434 speed limit violators
During the initial four (4) days of the speed limit operations at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and at the Skyway System, 434 overspeeding motorists were apprehended while 44 were given stern warning. It was observed that the most number of overspeeding vehicles at SLEX were buses while more overspeeding cars than buses were spotted at the Skyway System.
From March 1 to 4, Manila Toll Expressway System (MATES), the SLEX operator, apprehended 268 speed limit violators – 90 were car drivers, 146 bus drivers and 32 truck drivers. On the other hand, SOMCO, the Skyway System operator, apprehended 85 car drivers and 81 bus drivers.
To further ensure motorists’ safety and convenience, especially during the summer months when expressway traffic is expected to increase, MATES and SOMCO will step up their operations to impose the speed limits along the SLEX and Skyway System and to educate motorists on the same, with the end in view of dropping the number of speed limit violators. Speed limits at SLEX and Skyway are 100 kph maximum for cars, jeeps and pick-ups; 80 kph maximum for buses and trucks; and 60 kph minimum for all vehicles.
Aside from the intensified speed limit campaign of MATES and SOMCO, the Citra-SMC consortium, which acquired the controlling interest in the South Luzon Tollway Corporation (SLTC), the investor in the SLEX project, is making other improvements to deliver better service to its toll road patrons. Early this year, Citra-SMC, through SLTC, installed the E-Pass System at the TR3 Plaza in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, to allow the E-Pass motorists to enjoy the E-Pass convenience. MATES, meanwhile, will soon install additional reflectors on the toll roads’ shoulders and anti-glare panels on the road median. “30”