LTO demonstrates installation of new license plates

Posted at May 08 2014 04:54 PM | Updated as of May 09 2014 12:54 AM

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday demonstrated how to install the new license plates which feature revamped designs and additional security features.

New motor vehicles registered February 17 onwards and new motorcycles registered September 2013 onwards will get the new batch of plates.

Owners of existing vehicles can avail of the new plates for P450 upon renewal of registration.

The LTO is targeting to finish producing all the backlog on the license plates registration and car stickers by June.

The standardized plates will eventually replace the nine different designs which have been in use since 1981.

By 2016, all vehicles will be sporting the new look.

Private motor vehicle plates will have black-and-white design, while public vehicles will retain the black-and-yellow scheme.

These new license plates are patterned after those in Europe.

License plates for cars and other private vehicles will now have 3 control letters and 4 digits (e.g ABC-1234), while motorcycle plates will have 2 control letters and 5 digits (e.g. AB-12345).

Plates for public utility vehicles (PUVs) will have 3 control letters and 4 digits plus their route.

The new plates will be loaded with security features to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to rid roads of "colorum" vehicles.

A "no plate, no travel" policy will be strictly re-imposed once backlogs on license plates for motor vehicles and motorcycles are addressed with the release of new plates.

ANC Dateline Philippines, 8 May 2014