December 7, 2022

My regular jeepney is Kias-Plaza route.
The passengers in the cabin are always packed tighter than sardines in a can. The last two passengers to board invariably just managed to put their bottom on the edge of the bench.
Take the jeepney I rode recently as an example. The notice states the jeep’s carrying capacity is 23 passengers. This would mean 11 passengers on each side of the cabin and one in the front. There were only 10 passengers each side of the cabin and two in the front. Yet those 20 in the cabin were tightly squeezed.
What is the space in terms of inches or centimeters the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board allocates for a passenger? — NAME WITHHELD, Baguio City

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