LTO to change design of license plates

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  • The Land Transportation Office (LTO) bared its plans to change their design following the Supreme Court’s (SC) order allowing the agency to issue 700,000 license plates turned over to it by the Bureau of Customs (BOC)
  • LTO planning to manufacture thicker license plates

The LTO said that the new design will still have a bar code but will no longer show the region where they were issued, because the first letter will identify where the plate was issued.

Another notable addition is the LTO’s plan to make a calling-card size “third plate” , which will be placed on the upper right part of a vehicle’s windshield.

“Nandoon na ‘yung plate number, tapos ‘yung RFID, nandoon sa loob ang additional details ng motor vehicle: kung ano ‘yung nasa certificate of registration, nandoon. In addition to that ‘yung history ng vehicle, kung may alarma or apprehensions,” said LTO Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz .

[The plate number is there, and the Radio-frequency identification (RFID), additional detailes of the vehicle are also ther: All those written on the certificate of registration can also be seen there. In addition to that, the history of the vehicle, if there were alarms or apprehensions].

Vera Cruz also said the SC’s decision will lessen the backlog on license plates which has so far reached around 6 to 7 million.

He added that the LTO will revive its  30,000 plates/day license plates manufacturing plant.

The SC lifted the temporary restraining order it issued on June, 2016 on the “release, distribution, or disposal in any manner” involving the 300,000 license plates for motor vehicles and 400,000 for motorcycles which were turned over by BOC to the LTO.

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