The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, or most commonly known as MMDA, is planning to implement a four-digit number coding system which aims to ban your vehicle for two days in a week.
If implemented, vehicles with plate numbers ending with the following digits will be banned on the assigned days:
- 1, 2, 3, 4 banned on Mondays
- 5, 6, 7, 8 banned on Tuesdays
- 9, 0, 1, 2 banned on Wednesdays
- 3, 4, 5, 6 banned on Thursdays
- 7, 8, 9, 0 banned on Fridays
MMDA believes that the new system should cut the number of vehicles on the road by 40%. “In 2010 we only had around 1.9 million of registered vehicles in Metro Manila, but now it will reach 2.3 million so maybe we can adopt what is being implemented in Rio de Janeiro sa Brazil which are implementing the four-digit number coding.” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.
The new number coding system is just one of the solutions that the agency is considering to ease the traffic in the Metro.