A weekly update on the latest developments in local motoring centering on the country’s transportation concerns and traffic management issues in the Metro.
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
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.