The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has updated its guidelines on the number-coding scheme after the agency’s recent decision to cancel several exemptions caused confusion among motorists.
The number-coding scheme, implemented to reduce traffic volume in Metro Manila, prohibits certain vehicles from plying the roads from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. depending on the last digit of their plate number. A vehicle with a plate number ending in 1 or 2 is banned from Metro Manila roads on Mondays, 3 or 4 on Tuesdays, 5 or 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thursdays, and 9 or 0 on Fridays. The vehicle-reduction scheme is not applied on weekends and holidays.
Some local government units, however, give consideration to banned vehicles during non-rush hours. Here are the things you need to know if you’re driving in Metro Manila: