Pres. Duterte signs law that requires motorcycles to have larger number plates

Pres. Duterte signs law that requires motorcycles to have larger number plates

- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law requiring motorcycles to have larger number plates

- The new number plates must be readable from afar and it will be color-coded

- Those who will drive a motorcycle without a plate will face a P50,000 to P100,000 fine

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President Rodrigo Duterte has recently signed into law a bill seeking to require motorcycles to have a larger color-coded number plates. KAMI learned that the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act aims to lessen crimes by making motorcycle plates readable.

According to a report by the ABS-CBN News, the number plates will also be color-coded depending on the different regions in the Philippines. The Land Transportation Office will be issuing plates that are big enough to be readable at least 15 meters from the motorcycle.

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The new measure also stated that the owner of the motorcycle should be registered within 5 days of purchase because if not, the owner will be facing P25,000 fine or imprisonment. Driving the motorcycles without the number plate will be fined with P50,000 to P100,000 and the owner will face imprisonment as well.

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In a report by the GMA News, the motorcycle owners should renew their registration and apply for the new larger plate on or before June 30, 2019. The LTO was given until December 31, 2019, to produce, issue, and release the new plates.

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