The DOtr might be making big changes to the number coding scheme

Who isn't fed up with bad traffic these days?


( With traffic getting worse, the Department of Transportation is looking to implement drastic changes including the scrapping of the number coding scheme’s window hours. This was according to House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez who said he spoke with Department of Transportation (DOTr) Sec. Arthur Tugade about the matter, ABS-CBN reported.


“I had the chance to sit down with Sec. Tugade on a one-on-one basis and he committed to me that he will agree to removing the window on the number coding policy,” he said. Suarez explained that the move will result in an estimated 20% reduction of vehicles plying major thoroughfares in Metro Manila during weekdays.


Meanwhile, Interaksyon reported that Suarez also suggested that the revised scheme also be applied to weekends to limit traffic congestion.


Currently, vehicles with plates ending in certain numbers are banned on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, motorists are given a five-hour window exemption that runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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