President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law seeking to prevent the usage of motorcycles in crimes by mandating larger plates and different identity marks. Duterte signed Republic Act 11235 (Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act) on March eight, a copy of which changed into released via Malacañang to the media on Thursday. The regulation mandates the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to problem larger, readable and color-coded license plates to every motorbike inside the united states.
The plate numbers ought to be huge sufficient to be readable from a distance of at the least 15 meters from the motorbike. The LTO need to devise a coloration scheme of the plate numbers for each location to effortlessly become aware of where a motorbike become registered. The readable variety plates need to be displayed in each the back and front aspects of the motorcycle and ought to be made of appropriate and sturdy cloth as decided via the LTO. “The utilization of voluntary and paid hard work from prisoners shall be a number of the requirements to bid for the procurement of the quantity plates underneath this Act,” the regulation said. Motorcycle proprietors with wide variety plates no longer in conformity with the provisions of the regulation need to renew their registration and practice for the required readable range plate no longer later than June 30, 2019. The LTO has until December 31 this 12 months to produce, launch and issue the readable range plates. After December 31, 2019, the penal provisions of the law shall take effect. Transport groups had hostile using larger license plates for bikes, arguing it can endanger the rider and the pedestrians.