Stricter road safety rules to be implemented in NLEX, SCTEX
The North Luzon Expressway Corporation (NLEX Corporation) said Wednesday it will be strictly implementing road safety rules in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and in the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
NLEX Corporation which operates NLEX and SCTEX said laws on the use of seatbelts, and those penalizing overspeeding and overloading of trucks, will be enforced.
“This is in keeping with our sustained imperative to make traveling along the NLEX-SCTEX as always safe and convenient,” said Rodrigo Franco, president of NLEX Corporation.
Truck drivers should observe the 80 kilometers per hour maximum speed limit, the expressway management said in a statement.
Meanwhile, cars should not exceed 100 kilometers per hour, while the minimum speed set for all vehicles is at 60 kilometers per hour.
More traffic officers have also been deployed at toll plazas to apprehend motorists who will violate the Seat Belts Use Act, the company’s statement said.
The load limit for every truck is set at 13,500 kilograms, it added.
With these rules, Franco said he expects “motorists to correct their unsafe road practices for the benefit of everyone traveling [their] expressways.” /muf
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