LTO eyes no-plate, no-travel policy soon


Posted at Jul 04 2014 12:51 AM | Updated as of Jul 05 2014 12:02 AM

MANILA  (UPDATED/CORRECTED) - The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is eyeing the imposition of its  no-plate, no-travel policy by August.

The LTO said it is slowly filling the backlog of plates, especially those for motorcycles.

However, the LTO said the problem is that many new plates are still at their warehouse, waiting for car and motorcycle dealers to claim them.

In the National Capital Region (NCR) alone, out of the 15,000 available plates, only 3,000 have been claimed.

There are also 50,000 plates for motorcycles still waiting to be claimed.

The LTO explained that some dealers prefer to claim plates in bulk.

The no-plate, no-travel policy of the LTO has been suspended last year to make way for the standardization of the program and fill the backlog of plates. - report by Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News