The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is reminding new-vehicle owners that their vehicles are also covered by the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP)--or the number-coding scheme, as it is more popularly known. This means that while these owners are still waiting for their license plate from the Land Transportation Office, the last digit on their vehicles' conduction sticker will determine what day their vehicle is covered by the scheme.
"In view of the temporary unavailability of license plates from the LTO and for the purpose of the implementation of the UVVRP, the last numerical digit of the conduction stickers shall determine the day the vehicle is covered by the number-coding," said MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino.
The guidelines in the implementation of the number-coding for new vehicles without license plates are contained in Memorandum Circular Number 06 Series of 2013, which was signed by Tolentino last April 5.
Other guidelines noted in the memorandum are that new-vehicle owners are prohibited from detaching the conduction sticker prior to the issuance of their vehicles' license plates, and that, for "an efficient and effective implementation" of the scheme, the conduction sticker shall be prominently placed "on the spaces allotted for regular license plates in front and at the rear of the vehicle."
"This improvisation is only for the purpose of UVVRP implementation," Tolentino added. "The regulation shall not supplant any law, rules and regulations concerning vehicle registration. Upon the installation of LTO-issued license plates, the vehicle shall be covered by the UVVRP using the last numerical digit of the license plate as basis."
Violators of these guidelines will be fined P300.
Don't you think the fine is too small, which is why motorists don't take our traffic regulations seriously?