Number coding scheme lifted in Metro Manila until Wednesday–MMDA


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MANILA, Philippines— The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded the public on Monday that the number coding scheme was suspended until Wednesday.

Charlie Nosares of the MMDA said that number coding was also lifted in the cities of Las Piñas and Makati throughout the long weekend to ensure that motorists have easy access to major roads.

The coding scheme bars vehicles from major thoroughfares in Metro Manila depending on the last digit of their plate numbers.

Under the scheme, vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 or 2 on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, and 5 or 6 on Wednesday are not allowed on major thoroughfares from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Normal coding rules will resume on Thursday, Nosares said.

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  • Anonymous

    Something must be done with the plate numbers used by all vehicles. They should be revised for easy identification. First, do away with codes that are difficult to understand. Put initials instead that would tell where the vehicle was registered. Say, PMG for Pampanga, DVO for Davao, or TRC for Tarlac. Pair this provincial code or city code with numbers indicating the class of the vehicles. Example: TRC 5000 for Porche or DVO 100 for Multi-cab.

    Then put a letter initial before the numbers, say, a10-10 or c-01-99. The plate numbers will be bigger and below the area code. Then color the plates according to the original value and use of the vehicle, say, green for trucks for hire, red for government vehicles, white for cars, orange for cheap cars such as those that are less than P500,000.00.

    This will make carnappers have a second thought before bringing the carnapped car to other provinces.

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