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Carmageddon has officially spilled over to Cavite

Number-coding policy to be implemented starting February 5

Vehicle volume has also become too heavy in Metro Manila's neighboring provinces like Cavite. PHOTO FROM CITY GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR

Caviteños and motorists who regularly pass through Cavite, listen up. The province’s local government is implementing its Unified Vehicular Reduction System beginning on Monday, February 5th. The new motoring policy aims to ease traffic conditions in the province, as what Metro Manila residents aptly call “Carmageddon” has overflowed to neighboring towns and cities.

The number-coding scheme will be implemented on the following thoroughfares:

Take note of these four main roads if you're passing through Cavite. IMAGE FROM CITY GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR

Cavite’s Provincial Ordinance 164 is pretty much the same as the old one implemented by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in the National Capital Region:

Does this look familiar to you, Metro Manila residents? IMAGE FROM CITY GOVERNMENT OF BACOOR

Private cars, vans and trucks will be covered by the scheme. On the other hand, PUVs, school buses, motorcycles, Philippine Economic Zone Authority-registered vehicles, emergency vehicles and government vehicles are exempted. Unlike the current Metro Manila number-coding scheme, Cavite’s UVRS will have a respite from 10am to 3pm.

Violators will be apprehended and meted a fine of P300.

Will Caviteños resort to acquiring a second “coding” car, or will they look into other means of getting around on their coding day (like carpooling or commuting)? Metro Manila car owners say: “Been there, done that.”

Red Santiago

A jack of all trades, Red is passionate about cars, motorcycles and audio. He sometimes drives for a ride-hailing app company—just because he really loves driving.