Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the operator of NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, C5 Link, and CALAX is once again implementing its “Safe Trip Mo Sagot Ko” initiative from April 8 to April 18, 2022.
Now in its 13th year, the annual motorist assistance program is aimed at providing motorists with a safer and more convenient journey during the peak of Holy Week.
Included in this program are the increased deployment of patrol crews, traffic marshals, security teams, and toll plaza personnel to ensure safety and provide immediate assistance to motorists. As in the past, emergency medical services and incident response teams will also be augmented and will be stationed at strategic areas of the expressways. This year’s SMSK will also provide free towing to the nearest exit for Class 1 vehicles, from 6:00 AM on April 13 up to 6:00 AM on April 18.
For added convenience, motorists are encouraged to use RFID for faster and safer transactions. Those who have no RFID sticker yet may have it installed for free in any of the Easytrip installation sites, and pay the initial load.
Complementing the use of EasyTrip RFID is the newly-launched MPT DriveHub app. Available for free from the Apple and Google Play Stores, the app integrates three functions into one: RFID transactions, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance.
Motorists can check their RFID balance and reload their accounts within MPT DriveHub before they travel on NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, or CALAX. A toll fee calculator is also in the app to help users calculate how much load they need in their RFID accounts.
SMSK’s enhanced customer journey services are reflected in MPT DriveHub’s traffic update function, to help motorists anticipate traffic conditions ahead. Moreover, SMSK’s 24/7 roadside emergency services are just a tap away with the MPT DriveHub’s call button.
“MPT DriveHub is designed to make access and mobility efficient and easy for our customers. Aside from getting to their destination safely and conveniently, we want them to feel secure that we have these customer-centric services so they can focus on enjoying the journey,” said Rodrigo E. Franco, MPTC president.
If you're heading out of Metro Manila during Holy Week, best to get the MPT DriveHub app to ensure your RFID is topped up before the journey.