The Committee on Justice and Human Rights approved the proposal that prohibits motorcycles without plates from roaming the streets.
Under the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act, motorcycles without license plates are not allowed on any street in the country on any given day. The bill was authored by Senator Tito Sotto, and Sen. Richard Gordon.
The Land Transportation Office will also oblige motorcycle owners to enlarge, reflectorize, and to simplify the plates of their bikes. Sen. Sotto’s proposal that only spouses, children, police, and soldiers are allowed to back ride was not included in the approved version.
The bill seeks to prevent further incidents involving Riding-in-tandems.
Sen. Gordon filed Senate Bill No. 1128 after realizing that witnesses weren’t able to identify the plates of the motorcycles used by the criminals due to their small size.
As of 2016, the Philippine National Police were able to record more than 6,00 cases wherein a Riding-in-tandem were implicated.