MMDA rules on Number Coding

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  1. creativeideaz

    creativeideaz Member

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    Folks,

    Got this from an office mate. Might as well share this here :cool:

    * Please take time to read the must-know MMDA rules that we need to follow while on the road.


    Must Know: MMDA rules on Car Coding
    PRINT AND KEEP A COPY IN YOUR CAR:

    1. No window hours: Makati , Malabon and Las Pinas. Number Coding is in effect from 7am to 7pm!

    2. No number coding: Taguig, Marikina and Paranaque . So, feel free to roam around these cities anytime.

    3. Pasig City has window hours of 9am to 4pm (note the 1 hour additional to the normal 10-3pm window).

    4. San Juan has window hours now according to MMDA website.

    5. Pasay City is implementing Number Coding except on the following roads: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road , Domestic Road , Portions of Airport Road , Sales Road , Tramo.

    6. EDSA, C5, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue , Roxas Blvd ( Pasay ) have window hours regardless of the city (meaning one can drive via EDSA in Makati any day).

    7. For the rest of Metro Manila (Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Manila, Muntinlupa, Navotas, parts of Pasay, Pateros, Quezon City, Taguig, and Valenzuela) number coding is in effect (window hours of 10am-3pm is also observed).

    RESPONSIBILITY OF MMDA OFFICERS

    If any of these abuses seem familiar to you, Mr. Antonio Pagulayan (Personnel Officer) has asked that you call either the MMDA hotline (136) or call the METRO BASE at 0920 9389861 or 0920 9389875 and ask for an Inspectorate. They will send inspectors to the place where these MMDA officers are extorting, even while you are arguing out of your apprehension.

    1.MMDA officers are not allowed to group together in order to apprehend. They are not even allowed to stand together in groups of 2 or more. The only time they are allowed to work together is for special operations (probably when they apprehend groups of buses for smoke belching)

    2. Swerving IS NOT a traffic violation. Moving one lane to the left or right is not swerving, no matter where on the road you do it. And it is even less of a violation when you do it with a signal. Swerving is defined as shifting 2 or more lanes very quickly. So you can argue your way out of this, and call the Metro Base for help.

    3. Sadly, using the yellow lane is a traffic violation and will get you a ticket. However, buses are really not allowed to go out of the yellow lane, so if you see selective apprehension of private cars only, you may complain.

    4. MMDA has confirmed that your license MAY NOT BE CONFISCATED at a traffic apprehension. The only time they can do so is if you are part of an accident, or if it is your third violation and you have not settled your fines yet. They are only allowed to give you a ticket, which you can contest. He recommends actually receiving the ticket in some instances, so that you can report the officer who did it.

    5. Also, you are free to ask any of these officers for their "mission order", which is written by their supervisor. If they apprehend you for a violation that is not in their mission order for the day, you can report them and they will receive disciplinary action.

    For more information, visit the MMDA website.

    Happy driving. ;)
     
  2. doblezeta

    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    Will ask communications team to prepare something like the first post but something more official and with legal basis. The first post is fairly accurate with the number coding info except for some missing info which is understandable due to the fact that its really magulo which city has what rules since their own internal ordinances keep changing. Will get back to everyone on this, give us till the end of the week.

    If you have any concerns, complaints, suggestions, reports, and anything else you want to inform the MMDA about, you have 4 ways of doing so:

    1) Call 136 on your landline.
    24/7, but you can't send pics this way since its an audio conversation.

    2) Send tweet to @MMDA.
    Useful for when you see something urgent that needs immediate attention, like an open manhole, stalled vehicle blocking the road, or an abusive enforcer. Attach pictures if possible.

    3) Post in MMDA Facebook page
    Useful for complaints or suggestions that might be of a general character, so that others who share your concern can like and comment on your post. Attach pictures when appropriate so we can better understand the concern.

    4) Email mmda.ph@gmail.com
    Useful for private complaints, or those requiring long explanations and file attachments. This is the email address that we'll be using for all general communications with the public as well. (until we setup our own @mmda.gov.ph email domain)

    Whichever method you go with, we will try our best to address your concern so long as the issue falls within our jurisdiction. :)
     
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    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    Our new MMDA website is up. We included a new FAQ section which includes:

    1) 10 Things That Drivers Should Know

    2) Revised Number Coding Rules

    3) Protocol For Apprehension By Traffic Officers

    4) Traffic Fines and Penalties as of August 2010

    We made these documents printable so you can print them out and use as reference on the road. :)
     
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    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    Those are for PUV drivers only. Will ask team to edit the violations to indicate if for PUV drivers only. :)
     
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    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know, the rule on Commemorative plates is that you can still use them provided you attach it above, and not over, your regular plates. Covering your regular plates is what's now prohibited. FYI, Commemorative plates do not give you number coding exemption, contrary to what the person selling you one would claim.

    :)
     
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    The Traffic Fines and Penalties FAQ has been updated as of September 2010. It now indicates visually if a particular offense is applicable for PUV drivers only or not. The 10 Things That Drivers Should Know FAQ will be updated on Monday to further clarify No. 2 (swerving) and No. 4 (yellow lane) rules. :)

    We also made some updates on our website's main page. Added a sidebar for our twitter updates for those who don't do "the tweeter thing", latest blog posts about the agency, public feedback, and quotes from the new MMDA Chairman. :)

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    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    Re: Colour Coding Scheme and Window Time.

    If you read the Traffic Violations and Penalties FAQ, the offense can be committed by PUV drivers only. Hence, I think that the driver's ID referred to is not a driver's license but one that PUV drivers are required to have with them aside from their license (?). :)
     
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    doblezeta Well-Known Member

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    Go for it. I'm sure at one point in your life you've also complained about the government or the state of our country. For me, I chose to stop complaining and to actually try to do something about it by joining the government. Remember the adage: "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing".


    @johannes Glad you found our FAQ useful in real life. Hopefully by publishing these FAQs, we can help balance the dynamics between "enforcers" and civilians. I am not aware of any changes in Manila Traffic laws removing window hours, but I will double check.
     
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