Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act 2017

Because of the alarming crime incidents that involve motorcycles, government officials are looking ways in preventing motorcycles as getaway vehicle. The Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017 is moving fast in the Senate.

The Senate Bill No. 1397 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017 has recently passed the third and final reading in the senate. It will require motorcycles and scooters to have 2 large plates for easy identification. The measure mandates the Land Transportation Office or LTO to issue bigger and reflectorized license plates which must be placed in both front and rear parts of the motorcycle.

The LTO says that this measure is an effort to prevent motorcycles from being "crime machines". The department adds that motorcycles driven without a plate number or a readable plate number shall be stopped, seized by law-enforcement officers and surrendered to the LTO.

With regard to the production of car plates, the LTO says that the procurement process is still on going.

Should this bill turns into law, we are hoping that motorists will support these new kinds of plates and LTO will not encounter problems in producing these motorcycle plates.

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