By Anthony Giron
Trece Martires City, Cavite — Two days into the implementation of the vehicle number coding scheme along Cavite’s major thoroughfares and local officials are already declaring it as a success after a significant ease in traffic was observed.
Jo-Ann Nazareno Loyola, head of the Provincial Information and Communication Affairs Department (PICAD), said that there was a significant reduction of vehicle volume, as well as traffic congestion, in the areas with the coding in place since Monday.
Loyola also reported that at least 96 coding scheme violators were also apprehended during the first day of its implementation along Aguinaldo Highway (the stretch from Bacoor to Dasmariñas-Silang boundary), Governor’s Drive (Carmona to Trece Martires City-Tanza boundary), Molino-Salawag-Paliparan Road (from Zapote, Bacoor, to Paliparan, Dasmarinas) and Molino Boulevard (from Aguinaldo Highway to Molino-Salawag-Paliparan Road).
The PICAD was tasked by Governor Jesus Crispin C. Renulla to monitor the coding scheme’s situation and relay information to media with regard to developments and progress.