Skyway 3 won't allow trucks starting July 12

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The new Skyway 3 project that has been in use for only seven months will become a no-truck zone due to safety concerns, San Miguel Corp. said on Wednesday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 7) — The new Skyway 3 project that has been in use for only seven months will become a no-truck zone due to safety concerns, San Miguel Corp. said on Wednesday.

The road will be exclusively for Class 1 vehicles such as cars, jeepneys, vans, pick-ups, and motorcycles with Autosweep RFID stickers.

"Limiting Skyway 3 to regular or Class 1 vehicles will also further ensure safety for all users," said SMC president and CEO Ramon Ang in a statement. "With more private vehicles diverted to Skyway 3, our public roads will be freed up and decongested."

Ang said the rule will benefit commuters as well as transporters of goods who can opt to take the at-grade sections of the Skyway where tolls are lower, as well as public roads which are free.

The required RFID stickers will also allow limited contact between motorists and toll personnel to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, SMC added. The company estimates that 80% of its motorists are RFID users since December.

The statement comes after SMC announced it will start collecting toll fees at the Skyway 3 on July 12 as well.

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-Buendia to Sta. Mesa ₱105.00

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