The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said Monday it would defer the implementation of the mandatory display of bigger license plates on the front and rear of motorcycles (Doble Plaka) later this year due to the lack of number plates.
The requirement is part of the provisions of the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act or Republic Act 11235.
LTO Operations Division officer-in-charge MJ Paras-Leynes said the policy cannot be enforced yet since the agency has yet to release the necessary number plates to motorists.
“Yung implementasyon po ng batas tungkol doon sa plaka, ‘yung pagkakaroon ng plaka sa harap at sa likod, hindi pa po natin ‘yan mai-implement until maibigay natin ‘yung plaka,” she said in a virtual press briefing.
(The implementation of the law on displaying license plates at the front and back of the motorcycle cannot be implemented yet until we distribute the plates.)
Aside from the policy on bigger number plates, other provisions of the Motorcycle Provision Act will be put into effect starting June 6, Paras-Leynes said.
It was just last month when the LTO issued a revised set of implementing rules and regulations for the Motorcycle Prevention Act.
The mandatory display of bigger plates on the front and rear of motorcycles was heavily criticized by some riders who claimed that these might be blown away by strong winds.