Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Edgar Galvante is reassuring motorcycle riders that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11235 or the ‘Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act’ which requires motorcycle to have bigger license plates will undergo public consultation.
Galvante made the remark following the backlash from motorcycle riders who oppose the newly-signed law that is expected to prevent the use of such vehicles in the commission of crimes.
“To those who have concerns over the implementation of this law, especially riders, just think, what can you do to help? If you show a good example of following the law, others will be encouraged to do the same,” Galvez said in an interview over Radyo Pilipinas on Friday, March 29. “We just want to reiterate, in crafting the IRR of this law, we will ask about your experiences, your knowledge, so that you can suggest how we can make the implementation of this law more effective.”
Galvante’s remark follows a mass action staged by thousands of motorcycle riders last March 24, Sunday, as they held a unity ride along EDSA in Quezon City and other parts of the country to protest the bigger license plates.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan, for his part, insisted that aside from preventing crimes, the new law will also help protect motorcycle riders from road accidents.
“We have to act on all of these deaths. We have these plates na (that are) visible, it’s for your own protection,” Ablan said in the same radio interview.