MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to save you crime from being dedicated with the help of bikes, a new regulation calls for all bikes to have larger, more readable, coloration-coded range plates and identification marks. The new degree – Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act or Republic Act No 11235 – was signed by using President Rodrigo Duterte on March 8. A replica of the law become released to the general public on Thursday, March 14. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will enforce the new range plate machine. It is ordered to issue those new quantity plates, which have to be readable from a distance of at the least 15 meters and be readable from the front, again, an aspect of the bike. The full variety plates additionally ought to be color-coded in line with a scheme to be devised by the LTO which fits a color to a place. Motorcycles need to have a wide variety of plates inside the color which corresponds to the situation wherein the motorbike become registered so that law enforcers may have an easier time identifying the starting place of a motorcycle.
An individual caught using a bike without the new variety plate will be punished via prison correctional (6 months and one day to six years) as said within the Revised Penal Code or will have to pay a quality of now not much less than P50,000 but no longer extra than P100,000 or each. Without the proper quantity plate, a motorcycle can be stopped and seized through law enforcers. The motorbike’s owner can simplest retrieve it after complying with the range plate requirement. The law also provides to the consequences to the owner, motive force, and backseat passenger of motorcycles used to devote against the law. Racers have inside the beyond been used in murders, together within driving-in-tandem schemes wherein the shooter shoots from the returned of a bike while the driver whisks them out of the scene of the crime. If the crime attempted or dedicated is a grave legal, the owner, motive force, and backside might be punished using reclusion temporal (12 years and one day to 20 years) to reclusion perpetua (imprisonment for as a minimum 30 years after which the convict turns into eligible for pardon). If the crime attempted or dedicated is a less grave criminal, the punishment is prison correctional to jail mayor (6 years and one day to twelve years).