'SLEX speed gun is a SCAM', motorist claims

The SLEx speed gun is a scam, claims a Volvo-riding couple who captured a video to see if they will be apprehended despite a limited speed.


Facebook user Dennis Gonzales posted the video on Wednesday, May 20, together with the details of what really happened during the May 19 incident:

The SLEX speed gun is a SCAM...driving thru SLEX southbound my wife decided to record our travel because we've been apprehended 3x already in a span of 2 weeks for overspeeding, even though our speed is set at 100kph using cruise control. If point A is the Caltex station were we started recording and point C is Calamba exit, point B is ABI Greenfield area where their speed gun is positioned.

Medyo mahaba ang video, but if you are a motorist this is worth watching. Even SLEX MATES management confirms to us that our complaint is unprecedented since we have a video to support our claim. For the 4th time we were flagged down in Calamba exit for overspeeding at 131kph.

This video is unedited...kayo na po ang bahalang humusga... ibig sabihin yata nito pwede nilang hulihin kahit walang kasalanan. Kami nga may video na, may ticket pa rin..."



The SLEX speed gun is a SCAM...driving thru SLEX southbound my wife decided to record our travel because we've been apprehended 3x already in a span of 2 weeks for overspeeding, even though our speed is set at 100kph using cruise control. If point A is the Caltex station were we started recording and point C is Calamba exit, point B is ABI Greenfield area where their speed gun is positioned.Medyo mahaba ang video, but if you are a motorist this is worth watching. Even SLEX MATES management confirms to us that our complaint is unprecedented since we have a video to support our claim. For the 4th time we were flagged down in Calamba exit for overspeeding at 131kph.This video is unedited...kayo na po ang bahalang humusga... ibig sabihin yata nito pwede nilang hulihin kahit walang kasalanan. Kami nga may video na, may ticket pa rin...
Posted by Dennis Gonzales on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Manila Toll Expressway Systems (MATES), which manages operations at the South Luzon Expressway, started in 2011 strict implementation of the speed limit of 60 to 100 kilometers per hour for cars, jeeps and pickups not more than 7 feet high.

They reportedly have speed guns stationed in 5 marked areas such as Mamplasan, Southwoods, Greenfield, Silangan and Cabuyao. They also installed 82 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and laser radar guns to monitor violators.

Toll personnel can flag down vehicles, confiscate driver's licenses, and issue tickets to violators. They turn over confiscated licenses to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) headquarters in Quezon City.

The purpose of speed monitoring is to prevent accidents on SLEx. That's laudable. But if it is being used to milk motorists' of their money, it's a total different story.

The viral video already got more than 228,000 views, 5,800 likes, and 9,300 shares as of 9 a.m. today.

We salute and thank the courageous couple for coming out with this exposé. If their claim is true, heads should roll at MATES not only for the inaccurate speed guns but for the alleged corrupt practice at SLEx as well.

Sources: Inquirer.net, ABS-CBN News; H/T: Social Trends PH