LTO pilots ‘no plate, no travel’ policy on tricycles

LTO pilots ‘no plate, no travel’ policy on tricycles

LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II —Arnel Tacson/ file photo

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday said that it will be implementing, in coordination with the Quezon City (QC) government, a “no plate, no travel” policy on all tricycles being used as public transport within the city starting on July 1.

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Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II, LTO chief, said in a statement that the “strict implementation” of the policy comes after the agency was able to address the almost 3,000 backlog in license plates for tricycles drivers in QC last month.

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Mendoza said the “no plate, no travel” policy in QC will also serve as a pilot run of the stricter road safety and anticolorum measures as the LTO is planning to expand the policy nationwide, particularly on four-wheel vehicles.

The LTO said it was able to address the backlog on license plates early this year after the agency was able to produce one million license plates every month since late last year.

The challenge is in the distribution of plates, so Mendoza urged vehicle owners and car dealers to get their plates as soon as possible.

The LTO is now coordinating with the Department of Transportation on the planning and nationwide implementation of the “no plate, no travel” policy. —Jerome Aning