MMDA proposal wants your old and new car to have same plate ending number

Apart from the reported “New Number Coding Scheme”, the MMDA still has other proposals to reduce traffic volume in the Metro.

One of the main topics discussed in MMDA Chairman Romando Artes’ presentation to the President was a proposal to the LTO. What the MMDA is proposing is that if you already own a vehicle and plan to buy a new one, the LTO will register it with the same number plate ending.

MMDA proposal wants your old and new car to have same plate ending number

Photo: MMDA

In effect, they are trying to curb the sentiment that the solution to number coding is to buy more new vehicles. According to MMDA Chairman Artes, this proposal was suggested as a result of people claiming that any new number coding scheme is “Anti-Poor”.

What is interesting about this is there is no mention of people buying vehicles from the second-hand market. Given that these cars are already registered and have number plates already.

Traffic in Metro Manila has only gotten worse in recent years. The Coding scheme was meant to be a way to lessen vehicles plying the roads, but many have said and still believe that it never worked. Will the MMDA’s added proposal make things better or worse? How will it affect the economy as far as brand new vehicle sales go? And how will it (re)define the second-hand car market as we know it?

While nothing has been set in stone yet, this brought about more questions than answers. All of us will just have to wait and see.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

  1. Anung ka vv han nanaman yarn . .

  2. Car buyers will just register the car to the name of another family member

  3. I’ll have a dummy person like they do in the government.

  4. Ang ultimate objective is not to have lesser cars on the road. Ang ultimate objective is to get the traffic moving. Naman. Malalim na pag iisip ba Yan or obvious?

  5. Mag isip naman ang mmda naman

  6. Grammar check please on your post “ MMDA proposal wants your old and new car to have same plate ending number
    Avatar for Pablo SalapantanBY PABLO SALAPANTAN · 1 DAY AGO”

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