Notorious for over speeding and making the passengers feel like in a race track on fly-overs, Don Mariano Bus Line’s 78 unit is permanently cancelled and confiscated, as announced by the LTFRB chairman Winston Ginez. The last incident happened on December 16, 2013 at the Skyway on the South Luzon Expressway ( SLEx ) falling to the ground at 9.6 meters below, killing 18 and 16 others hitting a van.
According to Supt. Elizabeth Velasquez, police Highway Patrol Group ( HPG ), is the worst accident happened in Metro Manila. Passengers like Pepe Padilla, 54, before it dropped and loosing control, the bus is swerving, at an interview of The Inquirer.net.
Even the senate mandated a drug test to all behind the wheels. Published at the Official Gazette, Republic Act No. 10586 or AN ACT PENALIZING PERSONS DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, DANGEROUS DRUGS, AND SIMILAR SUBSTANCES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, which President Benigno Aquino III signed, for mandatory testing to all drivers.
This is not the first time that the bus line had faced this concern. Events listed by LTFRB as follows :
Accidents way back October 2009; January and November 2010; January and August 2011; July 4, 2012 at EDSA-Ortigas Flyover injuring eight people.