Loss of accommodation in the Philippines can lead to imprisonment
After the publication of the rules and regulations of the Law of the Republic 11235 all the motor-community in the Philippines is in a stupor. The new law requires motorcyclists to mount license plates front and rear to be seen at least from a distance of 15 metres. The first problem is that most motorcycles are not designed to mount on the front of the room. The law says that this is a problem of the owner of the motorcycle that needs to find a way to mount the numbers.
The law was proposed several years ago as a way of dealing with criminals on motorcycles who Rob and kill. However, no criminal will use your motorcycle with the license plates, so the law is unlikely to solve this problem.
In India and Indonesia, by the way, already have such laws, but there is a special mounting should be provided by the dealer. In the Philippines, the new law has led to several peaceful protests active motorcyclists who have made the revision of some items. Instead of a metal front license plate now, enough of the sticker size 135 x 85 mm. At the same time, the back room needs to be metal and much more 235 135 mm. Sticker to attach much easier, but still there is some inconvenience.
The second problem is more and more serious, with heavy fines for violators. For the lack of front or rear rooms immediately issued a fine in the amount from 1000 to 2000 dollars. In the worst case of the rider going to jail, which is spelled out in the law. President Rodrigo Duterte he is a biker and promised to soften, but so far to no avail.
The average salary in the Philippines is $ 500, so the fines are very large for the average rider. The motor-community of the Philippines expresses great concern about the new law, as the loss or damage to the decal can happen to anyone and not the fault of the biker.