VIRAL: Truck Hit Establishments in Taytay Rizal

A concerned Netizen shared photos and videos of an alleged truck with brake failure, that reportedly killed one and hurt bystanders and vendors in Taytay Rizal.

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Photo credit: Raul Firme

With a quick online chat with Raul, the incident happened at Club Manila East Arcade TAYTAY RIZAL (below CCF Taytay). In addition, the word on the street was, the truck lost its brakes and the driver fled. ABS-CBN confirms that one has died from the unfortunate incident. (Updated: As per ABS-CBN, the driver didn’t flee)

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Screenshot from Raul’s video.

Why should poorly-maintained (OLD) trucks be banned on the road?

It is self-explanatory why the government should have a mark on these old trucks on the road. These old trucks must be banned to prevent incidents similar to what happened earlier this morning in Taytay Rizal. Although the witness couldn’t identify if the truck is old or not, safety remains vital.

Additionally, aside from safety and convenience, old trucks or 15-year-old vehicles should be phased out, according to DENR. Old vehicles have busted tailpipe emissions or piston rings that could blow black smoke, referred to as belching.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time that an old truck hit an establishment. Last March 15, 2016, another old 22-wheeler carrying sand was reportedly speeding the highway when it lost its brakes and hit an establishment. A Netizen was also appalled by what happened and shared his sentiments to the government about old trucks involving major road accidents. Read the full story here.

Speed Limit and Brake/Tail Lights

While the majority of the cities have already implemented a speed limit, there are still a few who ignore this, especially, motorcycles and trucks! As a result, the number of reckless driving incidents is increasing. Please be mindful of your speed limit. In case you didn’t know, here is the list of different speed limit rules according to the city:

Cavitex Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed For Cars 100kphMaximum Speed For Trucks and Buses 80kph
North Luzon Expressway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed For Cars 100kph
Maximum Speed For Trucks and Buses 80kph
Skyway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed For Cars 100kph
Maximum Speed For Trucks and Buses 80kph
South Luzon Expressway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed For Cars 100kph
Maximum Speed For Trucks and Buses 80kph
STAR Tollway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed For Cars 100kph
Maximum Speed For Trucks and Buses 80kph
Subic-Clark-Tarac Expressway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed 100kph
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway Minimum Speed 60kph
Maximum Speed 100kph

The speed limit at Macapagal Blvd is also observed.

On the other hand, while driving with proper distance is mandatory, fixing your brake lights is extremely helpful. These lights are essential so you won’t get rear-ended.

I hope this is enough proof for the government to action the plea of many Filipino motorists. Let’s keep reaching out to authorities and we hope they do something about this.

Ultimately, let us practice road courtesy. We must demand safer roads and responsible drivers.

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