MMDA: Over 4,500 vehicles flagged for coding scheme violation

Traffic builds up along the EDSA ahead of the southbound EDSA-Kamuning flyover in Quezon City on June 27, 2022, as authorities repair large cracks and potholes in the flyover that would last for a month. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News/Dossier

MANILA – At least 4,500 vehicles have been reported by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) law enforcement for violating the extended digital coding system in the first 2 days of its implementation, said Tuesday a manager.

Bong Nebrija, who heads the MMDA’s special operations task force, said 1,588 vehicles were apprehended on Monday, the first day of the extended digital coding system’s implementation, while 2,939 vehicles were reported Earlier in the day.

MMDA implements the digital coding system from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

“Pinagsabihan din po natin yong motorista and mga drivers na ito, until he is malaman nila with effective and expanded digital coding,” Nebrija said during a public briefing.

(We have informed our motorists so that they know that the extended digital coding scheme is already effective.)

“Ipagbigay-alam din po sa kanila na mayroon pa rin naman tayong alternatibong ruta na pupuwede po nilang daanan, kung sakaling hindi po talaga nila maiwasan and maipit sila sa trapik during number coding hours,” he added.

(We also told them we have an alternate route they can go to, just in case they can’t avoid getting stuck in traffic during the implementation.)

The MMDA said earlier that errant motorists will not be ticketed until Wednesday, and those found guilty of breaching the regime will be fined from Thursday.

Nebrija meanwhile advised motorists to plan their trips especially on days when their vehicles are affected by the digital coding system.

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“Kung number coding po kayo, mangyari lang po na planuhin natin ang ating pabbiyahe upang sa ganoon is hindi tayo sasabay with public commuters in this way,” he said.

(If you’re on digital coding for the day, you should plan your trip ahead so you don’t inconvenience commuters.)

“Iyong mga magtatrabaho, mag-oopisina, baka pupuwede naman po, pumasok tayo ng mas maaga… kung hindi po talaga pupuwede, mayroon po tayong mga alternatibong na pupuwede ninyong daanan na hindi po covered with unique coding number in MMDA .”

(Those going to their offices should get there early. Otherwise, there are alternate routes you can go to that are not covered by our number coding system.)

The Manila Metro Traffic Taming Program operates Monday through Friday, excluding public holidays.

Exempt from the scheme are public vehicles, Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS), motorcycles, refuse collection trucks, trucks carrying petroleum products and vehicles carrying perishable or essential goods, the MMDA had said. .

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