The NLEX-SCTEX Biyahero Road Safety Caravan, one of NLEX Corporation’s road safety initiatives, secured the support of the country’s four big transport organizations of trucks and bus operators.
Held during the Manila Commercial Vehicle Show at the SMX Convention Center in July, the caravan is part of the tollway company’s commitment to provide safer expressway experience to NLEX-SCTEX motorists.
The event converged for the first time all four big transport organizations of trucks and bus operators in the country namely Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP), Inland Haulers and Truckers Association (INHTA), Haulers and Truckers Association in the Watersouth (HATAW), and Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Nangangasiwa ng Panlalawigang Bus sa Pilipinas Inc. (NSNPBPI).
“We always strive to make our expressway safe by rolling out road safety education programs in partnership with our stakeholders, exemplifying the culture of safety that we endeavor to instill among our motorists and stakeholders,” NLEX President Luigi Bautista said.
The NLEX-SCTEX Biyahero Road Safety Caravan underscored the importance of road safety through intensified education on proper expressway driving, rules and apprehensions and vehicle preventive maintenance.
“We are one with NLEX-SCTEX in their road safety education initiative. As a shared responsibility, we aimed at eliminating road accidents caused by negligence or driver error, making this program even more relevant and value-adding for the transport sector”, CTAP President Maria Zapata said.
This road safety education effort highlights safe expressway driving through NLEX Usapang Driver and #NLEXPatrolBreak. The discussion zeroed in on enforcement of road rules and apprehensions within NLEX-SCTEX.
Participated in by 226 transport members, they were treated to fun interactive activities at the NLEX booth such as driving and drunk driving simulation, as well as, Spin n Win and buzz wire. An Easytrip Pitstop kiosk was also setup for easier facilitation of Easytrip RFID transactions such as installation, checking of balances, reloading and updating of customer information.
Indeed, NLEX Corporation continues to roll out initiatives through various programs dealt mainly on strengthening road safety education not only for motorists but also for stakeholders.