VOTING 21-Zero, the Senate authorised on third and remaining studying a invoice requiring bikes and scooters to have “bigger” license plates for simple identification and to deter criminality.
Senate Bill No. 1397 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017 mandates the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to concern bigger and reflectorized license plates which should be positioned in each entrance and rear elements of the motorbike.
The plate numbers ought to be sufficiently big to be readable from a distance of between 12 to 15 meters, stated Sen. Richard Gordon, who authored SB 1397.
“By increasing the size and visibility of the motorcycle plates to be able to read the plate numbers from a distance, witnesses and law enforcement agencies are aided in the identification of motorcycle riders who are involved in accidents or criminal activities,” he stated.