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MMDA expands coverage of number coding scheme

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Text: Dean Ang / Photos: Dean Ang | posted April 06, 2013 12:41

Caused by temporary unavailability of license plates from the LTO

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded the motorists that it has expanded the coverage of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme. It will now include brand new vehicles without license plates but with conduction stickers.

Chairman Francis Tolentino signed the Memorandum Circular Number 06 Series of 2013 which contains the guidelines in the implementation of the UVVRP for new vehicles without license plates which will be effective starting April 20, 2013. The move was made by the MMDA to address issues regarding the increasing number of brand new vehicles and the temporary unavailability of license plates from the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

The Circular states that the last numerical digit of the conduction sticker shall determine the day the vehicle is covered by the number coding scheme. Dealers and owners of brand new vehicles were also advised not to detach the conduction sticker while waiting for the LTO issued license plates. Aside from this, the six alphanumeric characters on the conduction stickers shall be prominently displayed on the spaces allotted for regular license plates. A fine of three hundred pesos shall be imposed on violators.

"This improvisation is only for the purpose of UVVRP implementation. 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," MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino pointed out.