LTFRB suspends 26 Victory Liner bus units following La Union accident

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has issued a 30-day suspension for 26 Victory Liner buses that travel from Cubao to Baguio City (via Dau, Tarlac, and Urdaneta), following an accident in La Union.

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  • What is the route of the 26 suspended buses?

    The 26 suspended buses travel from Cubao to Baguio City via Dau, Tarlac, and Urdaneta.
  • What will happen to the suspended buses if they are caught plying their routes despite the suspension?

    Per the LTFRB, the buses will be apprehended if they are caught plying their designated routes despite the suspension.
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    While under suspension, the LTFRB ordered the drivers to undergo a road safety seminar conducted by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Additionally, the agency is requiring the transport company to submit the roadworthiness certificates of the aforementioned buses and to set a date for the regular preventive maintenance of its suspended vehicles.

    Should any of the suspended buses are found plying their designated routes, the agency stated that they will be apprehended.

    Further, the LTFRB is asking Victory Liner to provide proof that the firm has given financial aid and paid for the insurance benefits of the families of those involved in the accident.

    “While the incident may look like it was unintentional, it could have been still avoided had the bus involved underwent a thorough roadworthiness inspection. This should be a lesson learned for all public utility vehicles. The mindset of bus operators, drivers, and conductors should always be about road safety whenever they go out and serve the commuting public; otherwise they have no business operating in the public transportation sector,” said LTFRB Chairman Teofilo Guadiz III.

    Photos from Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board - LTFRB Facebook Page

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