With the Holy Week coming next month, operators of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) have launched an innovative program to assist motorists who will use the highways from April 4 to April 9, 7am to 9pm.
Dubbed as SafeTrip Mo, Sagot Ko, the program hopes to provide motorists with a safe and hassle-free travel with public-assistace camps on NLEX and SCTEX. The camps will have mechanics who will assist motorists with vehicle problems while on the expressway. Medical personnel will also be available to help travelers in need of medical attention or first aid. The public-assistance camps will also offer free charging stations for mobile phones and other electronic gadgets, free mobile phone calls during emergencies, and free refreshments and promotional-product samples.
The SafeTrip Mo, Sagot Ko program will also offer free towing services to vehicles that break down on NLEX and SCTEX. Vehicles will be towed to the nearest exit free of charge by the Automobile Association Philippines' Emergency Roadside Service.
The program also goes beyond the highway as motorists who stop by selected service stations along NLEX can also enjoy free Wi-Fi connection.
"This motorist-assistance program is precisely our answer to the needs of motorists during heavy traffic on holidays," said Ramon Fernandez, president and chief executive of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation, parent company of the groups that operate the NLEX and SCTEX. "We always run the extra mile to excite our customers."