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Law requires new bigger plates for motorcycles

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I can see a lot of trouble ahead trying to implement and enforce this new law.  The phrase "Sorry sir, out of stock" comes to mind.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/14/19/duterte-signs-law-requiring-bigger-color-coded-plates-for-motorcycles

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure requiring motorcycles to have bigger, readable, and color-coded number plates.

“Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act” or Republic Act no. 11235 aims to prevent crimes by making number plates more readable from a distance. The plates will be also color-coded based on the country’s regions. 

Duterte signed the law last March 8. Malacanang released a copy Thursday. 

Under the new law, a motorcycle owner must register his motorcycle within 5 days after purchase, and failure to do so would result in imprisonment or a fine of not less than P25,000.

Driving without a number plate can result in imprisonment and a fine of P50,000 to P100,000. Enforcers will also confiscate the motorcycle and it will only be released upon proof of ownership and “payment of the costs of seizure, and compliance with a number plate or readable number plate.”

Law enforcers may also face jail time if they are unable to report or surrender a seized motorcycle within 24 hours. 

The use of stolen plates will also have a fine of P50,000 to P100,000.

If proven that a motorcycle was used for a crime of grave felony or escape from the scene of a crime, its owner, driver and passenger will face 12 to 40 years in prison.

An impounding center will also be set up and a digital data of seized motorcycles will be shared real-time with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO). 

The Joint LTO and PNP Operations and Control Center will have a hotline to address concerns relating to crimes committed with the use of motorcycles.

Motorcycle owners will have to renew their registration and apply for the new number plates before June 30 this year. The LTO will have to produce and release the plates by December 31, 2019. By next year, the penal provisions of the new law will take effect. 

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I agree Mike. Great idea but implementation not so much.

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Bigger rear plates isn’t a bad idea but front plates that large are going to be difficult to fit to a lot of small motorbikes I suspect...

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The whole "issue a plate number then make the plate to match the number" seems to be totally backward.  In the USA, at least Washington and Oregon, you go into a motor vehicle office and they have boxes of new plates sitting behind the counter.  Pay the fee and they bring up your vehicle by existing plate or VIN (vehicle manufactured ID number), put in the new plate number, save the new information.  This is if you require a new plate.  To renew for annual you go on the internet, pay via credit/debit card, and they send you new stickers.  Why does it have to be so damn complicated here?  End of rant. :56da632e94212_1(60):

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10 minutes ago, Mike J said:

  Why does it have to be so damn complicated here?  

Well...where to start? :tongue:

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9 hours ago, Mike J said:

I can see a lot of trouble ahead trying to implement and enforce this new law.  The phrase "Sorry sir, out of stock" comes to mind.

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/03/14/19/duterte-signs-law-requiring-bigger-color-coded-plates-for-motorcycles

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure requiring motorcycles to have bigger, readable, and color-coded number plates.

“Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act” or Republic Act no. 11235 aims to prevent crimes by making number plates more readable from a distance. The plates will be also color-coded based on the country’s regions. 

Duterte signed the law last March 8. Malacanang released a copy Thursday. 

Under the new law, a motorcycle owner must register his motorcycle within 5 days after purchase, and failure to do so would result in imprisonment or a fine of not less than P25,000.

Driving without a number plate can result in imprisonment and a fine of P50,000 to P100,000. Enforcers will also confiscate the motorcycle and it will only be released upon proof of ownership and “payment of the costs of seizure, and compliance with a number plate or readable number plate.”

Law enforcers may also face jail time if they are unable to report or surrender a seized motorcycle within 24 hours. 

The use of stolen plates will also have a fine of P50,000 to P100,000.

If proven that a motorcycle was used for a crime of grave felony or escape from the scene of a crime, its owner, driver and passenger will face 12 to 40 years in prison.

An impounding center will also be set up and a digital data of seized motorcycles will be shared real-time with the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO). 

The Joint LTO and PNP Operations and Control Center will have a hotline to address concerns relating to crimes committed with the use of motorcycles.

Motorcycle owners will have to renew their registration and apply for the new number plates before June 30 this year. The LTO will have to produce and release the plates by December 31, 2019. By next year, the penal provisions of the new law will take effect. 

Great law. We can't even get the permanent plates for the motor we bought 4 years ago. I bought a new car in 2016 and still haven't received our plates. I got tired of re taping the temps onto the car so I bought semi permanent ones which is what most people are doing. At this rate maybe the new, bigger number plates for the motors should be available around 2025.:laugh:  

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29 minutes ago, Arizona Kid said:

 At this rate maybe the new, bigger number plates for the motors should be available around 2025.:laugh:  

I love that American optimism! :smile:

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16 hours ago, GeoffH said:

Bigger rear plates isn’t a bad idea but front plates that large are going to be difficult to fit to a lot of small motorbikes I suspect...

Probably only be back plates.  Just need to see who is getting away, not those about to run you down. :hystery:

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So the 4 people hanging off the back and the person on the handle bars will have to make sure they don't block the view ? :89:

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