Government decision allowing people to use vehicles takes effect, PSD imposes conditions

Jordan

Published: 2020-04-29 12:23

Last Updated: 2021-06-19 16:42


Government decision allowing people to use vehicles takes effect, PSD imposes conditions
Government decision allowing people to use vehicles takes effect, PSD imposes conditions

The government's decision allowing people to use their vehicles has taken effect today at 8 am.

The decision is based on the even-odd license plate policy, where only people whose vehicles' plate numbers end with an odd digit can use their vehicles today, while vehicles with plate numbers ending with an even digit can be used tomorrow.

This decision will be implemented in the governorates where the curfew restrictions were not eased or amended and permit holders will be exempted by virtue of the nature of their work.

For its part, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) confirmed that work will continue in this system until new instructions are issued that cancel or amend it, stressing that the use of private vehicles will be permitted from 8 am until 6 pm.

The PSD stated that plate numbers that end with an odd digit are allowed to be used today, while those ending with an even digit can be used tomorrow. Since there will be a comprehensive curfew this Friday, no vehicles will be allowed to be used. However, people whose vehicles' plate numbers end with an even digit can use their vehicles on Saturday.

The PSD called on people to strictly adhere to the instructions issued, confirming that legal action will be taken against the violators according to the defence orders. In addition, the violating vehicles will be seized for a month.

The even-odd license plate policy also applies to all public transportation means, including taxis, large and medium-sized buses and ride-hailing applications, the PSD confirmed.

According to the PSD, public safety conditions include the following:

  • Not to load more than two people for taxis and vehicles operating through the ride-hailing applications, provided that the passenger doesn't sit beside the driver and there should be a plastic barrier separating the driver and passengers.
  • For large and medium-sized buses, they are not allowed to load more than 50% of their payload capacity.
  • Drivers of transportation means should wear public safety tools (masks and gloves) and must use sterilizers.
  • Clean and sterilize vehicles and buses continuously.
  • Review all instructions issued by the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) for each category of public transport and adhere to them before starting work.

Read more: You're not allowed to use your vehicle tomorrow unless the plate number ends with an odd digit