MANILA, Philippines - This coming April 1, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will strictly enforce the "No Registration-No Travel Policy" for all motor vehicles. This means that all vechiles must be registered or atleast be in the 7-day registration period.
DOTC To Bring Back The 7 Day Registration Rule For All Motor Vehicles
Mar 25, 2015 at 10:10 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
The said rule exists already but was later held back due problem issuing license plates. But now that the problem has been resolved, they are now bringing back the 7-day rule.
Under the said policy, any four (4) wheeled motor vehicle running without a license plate may be flagged down by a traffic enforcer because all vehicles are required to have valid license plates.
According to the Official Gov.PH website, below are the penalties.
Penalties for violators
The applicable penalties for a violation of this rule under Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 include a P 10,000.00 fine for driving an unregistered vehicle, which is assessed against the vehicle owner, and a P 1,000.00 fine assessed against the driver.
If the driver is able to present a Certificate of Registration (CR) and an Official Receipt (OR) of the vehicle to prove that it has been registered, the driver will be fined only P 5,000.00 for failure to attach plates.
For MVs that are within the 7-day registration process, the driver must present the Certificate of Stock Reported (CSR), Sales Invoice dated within seven (7) days prior to the apprehension, and a Certificate of Insurance Cover dated on or after the date of Sales Invoice. If such documents are presented, no penalties will be meted out.
As an additional penalty, should the date of the Sales Invoice exceed thirty-seven (37) days on the date of apprehension, the motor vehicle will be impounded by the LTO.
7-day vehicle registration period
Since the LTO implemented Administrative Order (AO) No. AVT-2014-24 in February 2014, the new one-stop registration process has eliminated unnecessary delays and cut down processing time down to seven (7) days, from the previous three to four (3-4) weeks.
“If your dealer tells you that the LTO does not have your license plates beyond the 7-day period, report this to us and tell your dealer to pick them up. You may also personally claim your license plates from the LTO regional office if you wish,” Abaya remarked.