23 trike drivers nabbed on 1st day of 'no plate, no travel' policy

'NO PLATE, NO TRAVEL'. A traffic enforcer inspects the documents of a tricycle driver in Quezon City on Monday (July 1, 2024), the first day of implementation of the "no plate, no travel" policy. At least 23 tricycle drivers were apprehended in the colorum crackdown. (LTO photo)
MANILA – At least 23 tricycle drivers were apprehended on the first day of "No plate, no travel" policy in Quezon City on Monday.
In a news release, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said the first hours of the implementation saw about 16 drivers cited for unregistered vehicles.
Five more were apprehended for operating the motor vehicle with no license plate while two others were driving without license.
LTO chief Assistant Secretary Vigor Mendoza II said the implementation of the policy was consulted with and was agreed upon by the city government and the leaders and members of various Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TODA).
"Ito po ay welcome sa ating mga kaibigan sa mga TODA ng Quezon City dahil hindi lang naipaliwanag natin ng maayos ang kahalagahan ng polisiyang ito kundi sila mismo ay nagrereklamo sa mga colorum na mga tricycles na inaagaaw ang kita na dapat ay para sa kanila (TODAs in Quezon City welcome the new policy because they have been complaining about colorum tricycles, affecting the income of legitimate drivers and operators)," Mendoza said.
Based on the policy, "all tricycles must display valid and authorized licensed plates at all times while plying the road."
The license plates must be clearly visible and properly attached to the tricycles.
Mendoza said a sufficient number of LTO personnel and the city's traffic enforcers would be deployed in strategic areas to implement the policy.
"Any tricycle found operating without a valid license plate shall be apprehended, while appropriate legal actions and penalties in accordance with existing laws and regulations shall be imposed," the LTO memorandum read. (PNA)

Last Modified: 2024-Jul-02 07.00 +0800