“No-Window Hours” Policy, What Is It?


It is important to be familiar with road traffic jargons, one of these that is trending is the “No-Window Hours” Policy.

This policy simply means that the normal window hours between 10am to 3pm when the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), or more commonly known as the number coding scheme will not apply or has been removed in some of the major routes around the city. This adjustment was made to ease the traffic during the holiday season.

After the full enforcement of the new policy last October 17, 2016 where in from 7am to 7pm, no cars affected by the number coding scheme shall be on the roads between those hours; Metro Manila Council (MMC) together with the unanimous decision of 17 Mayors from the Metro Manila Area, have signed a resolution to extend and expand the “No-Window Hours” Policy from 7am to 8pm and to 18 more major thoroughfares.

The following roads and cities are implementing the extended and expanded “No-Window Hours” Policy effective on November 2, 2016:

  • Edsa
  • C-5 Road
  • Alabang-Zapote Road
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Mandaluyong CIty
  • Makati City
  • Las Piñas CIty
  • Recto Avenue
  • President Quirino Avenue
  • Araneta Avenue
  • C.P. Garcia Avenue
  • Taft Avenue
  • South Luzon Expressway (SLEx)
  • Shaw Boulevard
  • Ortigas Avenue
  • Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
  • Aurora Boulevard
  • Quezon Avenue
  • Commonwealth Avenue
  • Bonifacio Avenue
  • Rizal Avenue
  • Del Pan
  • Marcos Highway
  • McArthur Highway
  • C-6 Road

Motorists with plate numbers ending with 1 and 2 are banned on Mondays; 3 and 4 are banned on Tuesdays; 5 and 6 on are banned Wednesdays; 7 and 8 are banned on Thursdays; and 9 and 0 are banned on Fridays.

The policy will be strictly implemented, and motorists who will not comply shall be apprehended or will be fined of P300.