By Anthony Giron
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – It is all systems go for the vehicle number coding scheme in Cavite province.
Governor Jesus Crispin C. Remulla said that the vehicle coding scheme will be officially and fully enforced on February 5, 2018 in the province’s upland and lowland districts.
Remulla called on motorists and citizens to support the scheme along Aguinaldo Highway and other main thoroughfares in the province.
The governor announced the coding implementation during the Monday flag-raising ceremony at the Capitol.
The coding is one of the measures approved by the provincial government in a bid to ease the traffic congestion on main roads, particularly in populous cities and municipalities.
The utmost concern is the more than 40-kilometer Aguinaldo Highway, the province’s longest road which stretches from Bacoor District in the north to Tagaytay City in the south.
The vehicle coding is a measure approved by Remulla and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) under Vice Governor Ramon Jolo Revilla III to ease the traffic burden along Aguinaldo Highway, Governors Drive, Molino Boulevard and Paliparan Road, among others.
Under the revised and official IRR, the vehicles covered by the scheme are private cars, vans and trucks except those with PEZA (Philippine Economic Zone Authority) registration and stickers.
Motorcycles are no longer banned under the scheme.
The ordinance bans traveling vehicles, based on the last digit of license plates or conduction stickers, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Vehicles with license plate number / conduction sticker ending in 1 and 2 will be covered by the scheme on Monday, 3 and 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, 7 and 8 on Thursday and 9 and 0 on Friday.
The so-called window hours are set from 10:01 a.m. to 2:59 p.m.
The coding scheme’s rules and regulations are contained in Provincial Ordinance 164 or The Number Coding/Unified Vehicular Reduction System (UVRS) of the Province of Cavite that was approved by the provincial government in December 2016.
The Cavite vehicle coding was adopted from Metro Manila’s number coding scheme.
Cavite is the first province to approve the coding outside the National Capital Region.
First District Board Member Gilbert Villanueva, chairman of SP Committee on Transportation and Communications, recommended the coding rules and regulations that underwent scrutiny and public hearings.
The provincial government should have implemented the coding scheme in February 2017 had some provisions in the IRR not been revised by concerned officials.
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