On Monday, May 9, millions of Filipinos are set to elect the new leader of the Philippines for the next six years. With this, expect surges on the road as the public is bound to go out, take the roads, and get to the polling precincts to cast their vote.
Up to Tuesday, May 10, 2022, MPTC South Tollways – CAVITEX and CALAX – gear up for the traffic increase along its toll road networks during the rush hours.
Lane closures and mainline road works, unless safety repairs are necessary, will be suspended during the peak season to ensure smooth flow of traffic. Moreover, the highways will also continue to provide 24/7 motorist assistance for safer and more convenient journeys of travelers. Customer Service Centers and its hotline 1-35000 will be attended 24/7 for roadside assistance and motorists’ concerns.
Aside from having a list of who to vote for, MPTC strongly advises each motorist to include the “BLOWBAGETS” car checklist before driving off. BLOWBAGETS, a handy mnemonic popularized by the PNP-Highway Patrol Group, is a proven car checklist reminder before hitting the road to prevent vehicular accident and breakdown. It stands for battery, lights, oil, water, brakes, air pressure, gas, engine, tires, and self.
Motorists are also encouraged to use their Easytrip RFID to avoid long lines at cash lanes. Those who have no RFID yet may have it installed for free in any of the Easytrip station and paying the initial load of P200.
Existing users are advised to reload their Easytrip RFID account and ensure positive load balance to avoid inconveniences at toll plazas. Motorists can also monitor the latest traffic update, and reload their RFIDs using MPT DriveHub app.
MPT DriveHub is an all-in-one travel app available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Drive Hub integrates three key functions in one: RFID transactions, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance.