LTO Bans Plate Covers

July 2, 2014

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Any accessory is banned

The wording of Section II-e seems to cover anything that is attached to the license plate that was not authorized by the LTO, meaning any kind of third party accessory. This includes plate holders/covers of any kind, in fact any accessory that “impedes in any way the visibility or reflectivity of the authorized motor vehicle license plate and/or the third plate sticker”. The inlcusion of the article is based on the Motor Vehicle License Plates Standization Program of the LTO which the agency issued in July of 2013.

Even clear plastic...

LTO also clarified that even clear plastic or glass plate covers are banned, along with any device like tilting plate holders or even brackets that in any way cover a part of the plate itself. The fine for any violation of JAO 2014-01 Sec. II-e calls for a fine of PhP 5,000. The said accessories will be confiscated on the spot.The agency will be conducting apprehension operations and recommend motorists to discontinue use of their plate acessories to avoid apprehension.

Applies to everyone?

As of July 15, 2014, LTO said that this rule applies to NEW plate numbers only. Vehicles with old plate numbers are exempt from this rule.

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