15 Mar President Duterte Signs Law To Require Bigger & Color-Coded Plate Numbers For Motorcycles
Mga higala! President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the “Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act” or Republic Act no. 11235, a law that requires motorcycles to have bigger, readable, and color-coded number plates.
According to ABS-CBN NEWS, 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.
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.”
Moreover, motorcycle owners will have to renew their registration and apply for the new number plates before June 30 this year.
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