The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended for 30 days the operations of 16 buses of Victory Liner Inc. over a recent accident that injured 22 passengers.
The accident happened on September 21 when a Victory Liner bus (CXL 581) collided with a 14-wheeler truck along the North Luzon Expressway in Barangay Acli, Mexico, Pampanga. The bus conductor was killed.
“Due to this unfortunate incident, we have no recourse but to suspend other units of Victory Liner [plying]the same route and have them subjected [to]thorough inspection,” LTFRB Chairman Winston Ginez said.
The affected buses ply the Santa Cruz, Zambales-Pasay City route via SCtex and vice versa from its terminal at 713 Rizal Avenue Extension, Caloocan City (Metro Manila).
With the suspension order, LTFRB personnel will confiscate the plates of the buses.
The bus company will also have to bring its units to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Service of the Land Transportation Office for inspection and determination of their road worthiness before they are again allowed to operate.
The drivers of the units will be made to undergo Road Safety Seminar conducted by the LTFRB or authorized training centers.