MANILA – A law requiring motorists to use bigger license plates on the front and rear of motorcycles cannot be implemented yet due to the lack of number plates, an official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said Monday.
Authorities are eyeing the implementation of the said provision of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act later this year once deliveries of bigger decal number plates are completed, LTO Operations Division officer-in-charge MJ Paras-Leynes said.
"Yung implementasyon po ng batas tungkol doon sa plaka, 'yung pagkakaroon ng plaka sa harap at sa likod, hindi pa po natin 'yan mai-implement until maibigay natin 'yung plaka," she said in a virtual press briefing.
(The implementation of the law on using double plates cannot be implemented yet until we issue the plates.)
The delivery of number plates is expected to be completed between July and September, she added.
"Ang magandang balita po ngayon ay nagsisimula na pong mai-deliver 'yung mga plaka compliant with Republic Act 11235," Paras-Leynes said.
(The good news is that the deliveries of law-compliant plates have started.)
The LTO last month issued a revised set of implementing rules and regulations for Republic Act 11235, or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Law.
Aside from the provision on the use of bigger and double plates, the rest of the law will be effective starting June 6, Paras-Leynes said.
The riding community has been opposed to the bigger plates, saying this might affect a motorbike's aerodynamics and could also be yanked off by strong winds.