Starting December 1, regular toll lanes may be converted for the purpose of RFID installation. The agency also announced that 24/7 RFID installation activities are set to begin on the same day, and will last until January 11 next year.
“Kung puno na ang slots sa online appointment systems para sa RFID installation, no need to panic. Kung wala kang RFID by December 1, doon ka mismo sa toll gate kakabitan. May nakaabang na RFID installation lanes ang mga toll gates, at may mga tauhan po ang toll operators na mag-aasist sa pagkabit ng RFID stickers,” DOTr assistant secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said in a Facebook post.
“Kung kinakailangan, handang i-convert bilang RFID stickering lane ang lahat ng toll lanes simula December 1.”
Essentially, this means that you can have an RFID sticker installed on your vehicle regardless of which lane you line up at. This doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be holding up motorists behind you, though, as you may be asked to move to a separate installation tent or site upon exiting the toll gate.
Expressways will revert back to the regular toll lane arrangement come January 11. Past this date, motorists must line up at designated installation lanes to get their RFID sticker, and drivers who mistakenly enter an RFID Only lane will be ticketed.
“Dagdag pa rito, maglalagay ang mga toll operator ng malalaking signages sa mga stickering lanes, upang malaman ng mga motoristang wala pang RFID na doon sila dapat na pumila,” Libiran stressed. “Maaari silang ma-tiketan kung sila ay pipila sa mga RFID Only lane, lalo na kung sila ay magdudulot ng abala sa ma sasakyang nasa likuran nila.”
There you have it. While you’re probably thinking that getting an RFID sticker with this setup will probably easier, this probably won’t be the case. Remember: A lot of people are still trying to get their hands on one. Better take care of this requirement sooner rather than later.