New plate for motor vehicles ensures security Print
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:07

Land Transportation Office-9 Director Aminola P. Abaton yesterday disclosed that the standardization of the new plate number for motorvehicles nationwide will push through.

Abaton said he had first received a directive from the LTO central office informing that the standardization of the new plate number for motorvehicles will be launched on the second semester of this year. But the date was later moved because there were some tentative delays.

The standardization of the new plate number will ensure security for motorvehicles. Once the plate is attached to a motorvehicle, it cannot be transferred to another unit because it has self destruction mechanism.

On the other hand, Abaton warns motorvehicle drivers and owners against driving when they are drunk or have taken drugs.

The Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 provides stiff penalties for violators, Abaton revealed.

For minor offense ranging from P20, 000 to P80,000 and imprisonment for three months. If the violation resulted to physical injuries to the person, the penalty is P100,000 to P200,000. If resulted to homicide, the penalty is P300,000 to P500,000. The violator’s license will be confiscated and perpetually revoked.

Abaton advised motorvehicle drivers and owners to read and understand the law on drunk and drugged driving for their own good.

“They should know the law and should read it because it is for their protection and preservation of life,” Abaton said.- — Allen Abastillas