Toll execs eye bus ban on Skyway

MANILAAn official of the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) on Tuesday said they are eyeing to impose a ban on buses to traverse along elevated parts of the Skyway.

TRB spokesperson Bert Suansing said the initiative aims to prevent incidents of overspeeding bus drivers which might result in accidents on the major thoroughfare.

Pinag-uusapan pa lang na pagbawalan ang mga buses sa elevated portion ng Skyway kasi nga masyadong matulin magpatakbo ang mgadrivers niyan. Lumalabag na sila sa ating regulasyon sa loob ng tollway. Kasi ang mga bus ang maximum speed nila dapat ay 80 kilometers per hour (kph). Mas madalas mabilis pa sa 80 kph ang tinatakbo nila (We are considering not allowing buses along the elevated portion of the Skyway because their drivers are driving too fast. They are violating the regulations on the tollway which sets a speed limit of 80 kilometers per hours. They usually breach the 80 kph speed limit), Suansing said in a radio interview.

The TRB official said drivers who are overspeeding on the Skyway pose dangers to passengers and other motorists.

The agency is currently conducting simulations on the effect of the proposed bus ban, he noted.

Atin pong i-aanunsyo sa publiko yan kapag naipatupad (We'll announce this to the public if this will be implemented), Suansing said.

A truck ban has been implemented on the Skyway since November 2016 to improve traffic flow and ensure road safety.

Skyway is a 32-kilometer elevated expressway stretching from Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City to Alabang-Zapote Road in Muntinlupa City, catering to an average of 300,000 passengers daily. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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