• Bus firm in EDSA mishap suspended

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    The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended the operations of the five bus units of Dela Rosa Transit Corp. after one of its buses figured in a road accident along EDSA on Thursday.

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    A Dela Rosa Transit Corp. bus, with plate number TYM-449 and body number 8806, en route to Monumento was reportedly speeding when it bumped and crushed a Toyota Vios with conduction sticker YL-1942 along North EDSA in Quezon City.

    Rescuers quickly extricated the private car’s driver who was immediately rushed to the hospital.

    LTFRB Chairman Winston M. Ginez said the Board has been urging bus companies to screen out reckless drivers to avoid this kind of road incidents that could lead to the revocation of their franchise.

    To prevent other units of Dela Rosa Transit from committing the same recklessness, Ginez said the LTFRB has issued an order suspending the operations of the bus company’s five units for 30 days.

    The Board is sending a team to confiscate the plate numbers of all Dela Rosa Transit buses on Monday, February 9, at their garage in Sto. Domingo, Binan, Laguna.

    Within 15 days, Ginez said the bus company must bring all its buses to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Service of the Land Transportation Office for inspection and determination of their roadworthiness before they are allowed to operate.

    All drivers of the suspended bus units are required to undergo a road safety seminar at the LTFRB or its authorized training centers, Ginez said.

    The bus company was given 72 hours to show cause in writing from the receipt of the order why its Certificate of Public Convenience should not be suspended, cancelled and/or revoked for violation of the terms and conditions of its franchise.

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    1. Again they do the wrong thing. Why suspend the bus company, suspend the government as if they have a proper driving test to first get a licence, then 2, 3 or 3 years driving experience before taking a special bus driving test ( after special bus driving lessons ) then you might have competent drivers. Plus have strict working hours for all commercial drivers, from busses to lorries. Its not rocket science we in the west have been doing this since 1935, & what year is it now, 2015 & still the philippine government havent worked that out yet.
      Just total incompetance thats all it is. Its like in a car accident if the vehicle is smaller than your vehicle or a pedestrian is involved its your fault. Huh why not look at the reason for the accident. Ill give a concrete example. 3 coaches carrying school chidren on a school trip. Driving down aguinaldo highway at night & a motorcycle coming in the opposite direction crossed into their lane, he had no lights on & was drunk, the first bus swerved & missed them the second hit them killing both rider & passenger. He was jailed until he paid compensation. It wasnt his fault, he did nothing wrong it was the stupidity of the motorcycle rider what caused the accident, it was 100% his fault, but not here in the philippines, you people ought to all stand together to get this put right as one day it could affect you, it wont affect a politician as his colleagues will protect him, but you or me wont get that protection. Every 1st world country has driving rules & holds all drivers to account. Thats what needs to be done in this country.