TRUCKS BANNED from SKYWAY * Philippines
* Manila - Trucks to be banned from Skyway to improve safety
--- All trucks will be banned from using Metro Manila’s Skyway starting Nov. 15, 2016 in an effort to improve road safety and speed up the flow of traffic on the elevated toll road and the soon-to-be-opened NAIA Expressway... Skyway O&M (Somco)—the operator of the Skyway system—said that a recent consultative meeting with barangay (village) officials, local police, highway patrol units, mall owners and other stakeholders determined that it was unsafe for trucks to use the elevated road, since they pose potential risks to other road users... This was reinforced by two recent major accidents involving delivery trucks of a beverage company which were reported along the Skyway elevated section, causing heavy traffic along the busy thoroughfare... Faster traffic flow would benefit not only other motorists, but also passengers of PUVs, their drivers and operators, as well as truck owners and their business clients... According to Somco, the daily average number of vehicles using the Skyway system has risen from 180,000 in 2015 to around 200,000 this year...
(Photo by JILSON SECKLER TIU: Wheels blocked trucks on Manila's street) -- Manila, Philippine - The Philippine Daily Inquirer, by: Daxim L. Lucas - September 18th, 2016