NLEX implements heightened safety initiatives

NLEX Corporation road lights

Improved safety initiatives are now being implemented along the stretch of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), the NLEX Corporation announced.

In its statement, the company said that it has ramped up road safety initiatives through various programs, implementing the Road Traffic Safety Management System (RTSMS) or ISO 39001.

NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi Bautista noted the importance of improving road safety efforts.

“Road safety counts as one of the customer value propositions we offer to motorists, that is why we take all our safety programs to heart,” Bautista said, highlighting that “establishing and upholding the RTSMS will help the organization improve its road safety performance.”

Impact Attenuator

The latest string of programs undertaken include continuous maintenance and upgrades of NLEX-SCTEX assets and facilities, implementation of traffic laws, conduct of lectures and distribution of materials on safe driving practices, and a series of roadshows in rest and refuel areas along the stretch.

Among the latest updates put in place are the upgraded impact attenuators in Balintawak and Bocaue toll plazas, median guardrails at the SCTEX and additional warning signs in Meycauayan, Mindanao, Tabang, Dolores, Concepcion, and Tarlac.

Anti glare panels

The NLEX Corporation also shared that it is conducting safety inspections to ensure the condition of roads, signs, and other expressway features.

Further, the company reminded that it is “firmly enforcing traffic laws related to seat belt use, speeding, and overloading, among others... It has been using the speed monitoring system, automatic license plate recognition, and weigh-in-motion devices to advance operational efficiency and aid in traffic law enforcement,” the NLEX Corporation explained.

SCTEX Guardrails

They are also steering road safety campaigns that include Safe Trip Mo, Sagot Ko motorist assistance program done during peak travel seasons; the Usapang Driver forum for bus and truck drivers; and Kaligtasan sa Daan (KalSaDa) education program for host communities.

“Through our programs, we want to exemplify the culture of safety that we want to instill among our motorists and our other stakeholders,” Bautista concluded.

Photos from NLEX Corporation

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