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Sunday, September 12, 2010

MMDA Rules

I don't bring a car to work. I don't usually drive. But I guess, I just want to help the MMDA share the latest news and rules for our dear motorists.

So if you want to know more about the MMDA's latest updates, new rules, coding exemptions, read on.

from the MMDA Website

What are the most recent rules on number coding (UVVRP), including changes per city/municipality? (Updated September 9, 2010)
  • The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or Number Coding Scheme starts at 7:00 am - 7:00 pm with window hours starting from 10:00 am - 3:00 in the afternoon.
  • The cities of Makati and Las Piñas do not implement window hours. Thus, number coding is strictly implemented from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
  • The city of Pasig implements its window hour from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • However, the cities of Parañaque, Marikina, Taguig, and Muntinlupa do not implement the Number Coding Scheme.
  • In addition, the following areas in Pasay do not implement the Number Coding Scheme: Ninoy Aquino Ave., MIA Road, Domestic Road, Airport Road, Sales Road, and portions of Buendia.
  • Lastly, EDSA, C-5 Road, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, and Roxas Boulevard are included in the implementation of Window Hours regardless of the city where they belong.
10 Things That Drivers Should Know
  • MMDA Enforcers are not allowed to group together while apprehending a motorist. They are not even allowed to stand together in groups of two (2) or more, except in actual times of special operations (e.g. apprehending groups of smoke-belching/colorum buses).
  • Swerving is not a traffic violation. It is defined as a movement wherein vehicles shift from a lane to another. However, it can be constitute the offense of reckless driving if it is done without precautions (e.g. swerving in an abrupt and careless manner, swerving without the use of signals).
  • A driver's license cannot be confiscated by a Traffic Enforcer during traffic apprehensions except on the following situations:
  • Private Vehicles are not allowed to use the yellow lane except when they are about to turn Ð provided that they start shifting lanes upon seeing the transition lane (broken white lines painted diagonally), that you can see around 50 meters away from an intersection. However, selective apprehension of private vehicles using the yellow lane is highly prohibited.
  • The yellow lanes (1st and 2nd lanes in EDSA) are only for City Buses. City Buses are not allowed to go beyond the yellow lanes. If they do so, they will be apprehended for violating the yellow lane policy.
  • Provincial buses are also not allowed to use the yellow lane. Instead, they are encouraged to use the third lane.
  • Each Traffic Enforcer has his/her own written mission order issued by the MMDA Central Admin. Apprehended drivers are free to ask for the apprehending officer's mission order, which includes his area of responsibility, time of duty, official function. It also indicates whether or not the enforcer is authorized to issue tickets.

Click here to see the rest of the list.

I hope I enlightened some of you with this post. :)

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