Heads-up: The All Saints’ and All Souls’ holidays are happening next week. And as always during this time of year, everyone should expect the heavy traffic and long lines that go hand-in-hand with the long break.
To help Filipinos deal with this year’s Undas traffic rush, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has instructed all of its attached agencies to be on heightened alert from October 27 to November 5, 2018. This move comes in a bid to “ensure the safety, security, reliability, and comfort of drivers and passengers during the long break,” the agency said in a statement.
“Sa mga panahong ganito, malaking bagay na maaga ang paghahanda at maayos ang komunikasyon at koordinasyon. Our paramount priority is the safety and comfort of our passengers,” said DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade.
According to the agency, this state of heightened alert will be implement 24/7, and all toll booths are expected to be manned during operating hours to prevent long lines. What’s more, the DOTr is ensuring that the government body’s lines of communication will remain open to the public for concerns.
“Public advisories such as safety tips, common types of violations at expressways, and safety and security regulations at airports, seaports and other transportation hubs will be issued,” the DOTr’s statement reads. “Tarpaulins bearing emergency and hotline numbers will also be disseminated and posted in conspicuous areas within the jurisdiction of the DOTr.”
Are you prepared for this year’s Undas traffic nightmare?