Looking forward to your next road trip?
Expressways let you escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. It is the quickest way to get to nearby provinces by bypassing various cities and winding roads. However, these convenient high capacity roads come with a price.
Don’t forget to include the toll fees in your budget now that there is a recent increase.
NLEX Toll Fee
Since the opening of the Harbor Link Segment 10 a ₱9 increase has been implemented (including the ₱1 rollback). This means what used to be a fee of ₱45 becomes ₱54. This increase is applicable to the open system or flat rate expressway sections.
Class 2 vehicles which are buses and trucks will be charged with additional ₱22. Class 3 vehicles (large trucks/trailers) have to pay an additional ₱28.
Here are the latest toll fees that you must know if you are driving via NLEX.
TPLEX Toll Fee
TPLEX stands for Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway. It is a
four-lane expressway stretching for 88.85 kilometers. As of March 25, 2019, the TPLEx Section 3B (which runs from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union) is 46.119% done.
SLEX Toll Fee
South Luzon Expressway SLEX is a network of two expressways connecting Metro Manila to the provinces of Calabarzon. After various delays, its extension is finally started to extend its service up to Lucena City in Quezon Province.
STAR Toll Fee
Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway is a two-to-four-lane 42-kilometer expressway. It starts at the intersection with the Pan-Philippine Highway and passes through Malvar, Tanauan, Lipa, and Ibaan.
CAVITEX is a 14 km expressway. It stretches along the coast of Bacoor Bay after south of Roxas Boulevard. Vehicles exit to Bacoor City, Kawit, and Noveleta.
NAIAX (Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway) is an elevated expressway system linking the Metro Manila Skyway to NAIA and Entertainment City. It also gives all motorist easy access to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 if they are coming from the province of Cavite and Las Piñas via CAVITEX.
5 Best Ways to Drive Safe in Expressways
According to the latest Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Road Crash Statistics Report, there were 101,428 road accidents in the National Capital Region including those heading to expressways. This figure was recorded from January to December 2018. Unfortunately, 336 resulted in deaths while 15,520 caused non-fatal injuries.
Here are five ways to keep safe on the road.
Use hi-beam only when necessary
Getting blinded by a car’s hi-beam is no fun and dangerous.
Masakit talaga sa mata.
In fact, the glaring light can cause fatal accidents. Use it only when you are driving through a dim road or you want to warn pedestrians and fellow motorists.
Drive according to speed limits
The speed that thrills is the speed that kills.
If the sign says to maintain your speed at 100km/h, then your speed should just be 100 kilometers per hour. This tip is more vital when driving under heavy rain. Driving too fast could make you lose control and hit other motorists.
Keep a safe distance
Safe distance has always been a preventive measure that people ignore.
One of the common road mishaps is when a motorist misjudged the distance and end up hitting the car or other vehicles in front. Although this usually causes just a minor accident, it could trigger road rage.
Check your rearview/side mirror
Whenever you change your lane, never forget to look at your rearview and side mirror. The roads in NCR and the expressways are swarmed by motorists.
Unfortunately, many motorists try to overtake the moment they see an opening. They take a chance as quickly as they can not checking the rearview mirror and side mirror for incoming motorcycles and other vehicles.
This is one of the most common reasons for vehicular accidents every day.
Use proper turn signals
Changing lanes without signaling is a perfect recipe for accidents.
It’s a very basic thing, but many are taking their turn signals for granted. Turn signals can help you communicate what you intend to do. This way, pedestrians and the vehicles around you can anticipate whether they wait for their turn or keep moving.
Not properly using your turn signal can cause miscommunication and collisions. When you need to turn, always use it to warn everyone.
Sira ang signal lights?
Naku delikado yan.