Passenger load control to be seen on No. 5 freeway
The China Post news staffA high passenger load control will be put into practice regularly on the northbound lanes of the No. 5 National Freeway, which links Taipei and the northeastern county of Yilan, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, starting from Sept. 16, in order to ease traffic jams on the freeway in the given time section, according to the Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau.
September 7, 2012, 12:19 am TWN
Under the control, each small car will be required to carry at least three people if it is to run on the northbound lanes of the Taipei-Yilan Freeway from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, bureau officials said.
The officials also said that the bureau conducted a high load control on the northbound lanes of the freeway on a trial basis in July, finding a significant reduction in traffic flow and driving time needed. For instance, it took only 66-67 minutes to drive from the Luodong system to the Nangang system, down from the original 93 minutes, as a result of the high load control.