Front plates for motorcycles stump LTO


Posted at Apr 22 2019 03:42 PM

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The Land Transportation Office on Monday said it was figuring out with stakeholders how to best implement a law requiring bigger license plates on the front and back of motorcycles.

Some motorcycle models have no spot where the front license plate could be placed, said LTO chief Edgar Galvante. 

The LTO on Sunday also tried printing the car plate details on stickers and decals, but these were not readable when the headlights were switched on, he told radio DZMM. 

Manufacturers are searching for alternative materials, he said. 

Authorities may implement new rules for rear plates first, pending the resolution for issues on front plates, added Galvez. 

President Rodrigo Duterte last month signed the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act that aims to prevent crimes by making number plates more readable from a distance. He announced the suspension of the measure days after, following the protest of thousands of motorcycle riders. 

Despite the suspension, Galvez has led consultative meetings with manufacturers, riders and other stakeholders to get their input while drafting the law's implementing rules and regulations. 

DZMM, 22 April 2019