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STAR operator strictly enforces speed limit rule



Speedsters driving on the 42-kilometer Southern Tagalog arterial road (STAR) expressway from Sto. Tomas to Batangas City, better not get too carried away.

Star Tollway Corp. (STC), operator of said expressway, is now equipped with laser speed guns which make it easier to spot overspeeding vehicles.    The STC traffic safety team now apprehends drivers who violate the speed limit rule to ensure not only the safety of other motorists but also their own safety. The STAR-prescribed speed limits are similar to Skyway System and South Luzon Expressway: 60 kph minimum speed for all types or classes of vehicles; 80 kph maximum speed for trucks and buses; and 100 kph maximum speed for Class 1 vehicles (cars, jeeps, passenger vans).

For January 2013, the STC traffic made a total of 196 apprehensions for violating the speed-limit rule. They will continue to intensify its speed limit rule enforcement and all other traffic rules and regulations for the safety and convenience of all motorists traversing STAR tollway.

Meanwhile, on STAR’s two-way traffic stretch from Lipa to Batangas City,   motorists are advised to keep their headlights ON at all times and NOT to overtake on the double-solid yellow lane. Since this stretch is an “immediate towing zone,” motorists are also reminded to make sure that their vehicles are roadworthy and well-maintained to prevent breakdown and avoid paying for towing service.

Motorists may call STC hotlines, 0908-8657827 and (043) 756-7870, to request for assistance, report unusual road incidents or make some suggestions.


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Tags: driving , Motoring , Philippines , roads , speed limit rule , STAR expressway

  • WeAry_Bat

    Well, it will be with the race tracks to go up and above 180kmph.  Besides, those roads are bumpy with the black material in the regularly spaced expansion slots of the highway segments.

  • litenshadow

    i’ll lobby for 110kph max for class1 (except public utility vehicles)

  • spectr

    LASER SPEED GUNS should not be hand-held during its operation because the simple movements of the operator can add over 10% to the measured speed of the vehicle being tracked.

    This has been proven in other countries.  There are many articles and videos (search youtube) that mention this.



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