LTO Warns Car Owners With LED Lights And Other Car Modifications


Jan 23, 2016 at 1:51 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events

Does your car comes with stock or custom LED headlights? Then you might want to read this as the LTO warns car owners against modifications.

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Assistant Secretary, Atty. Roberto Cabrera III, released a memorandum reiterating that unauthorized "wang-wang", light-emitting diode (LED), and other modifications on vehicles are considered violations and can be penalized.

In the interest of road safety and pursuant to DOTC-LTO-LTFRB Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2014-01, the undersigned reiterates the drive against unauthorized wang-wangs, LED lights, and all other modifications”, the memorandum read.

The said order describes the unauthorized motor vehicle modification as the “change in color and other unauthorized modifications of the standard manufacturer’s specification.”

It added that vehicles must not operate without or with defective, improper, or unauthorized accessories, devices, equipment and parts… [including] bells/horns/sirens/whistles, blinkers, brakes, early warning device, grill/s, jalousies, brake (foot and hand brakes), brake lights/headlights/interior lights/signal lights/tail lights, mirrors, mufflers, metallic tires/spare tire, speedometer, windshield, wipers or any other accessory, device, equipment or part that is manifestly prejudicial to road safety.

As this is to enforce road safety, the said law is vague in which does not completely state what are the standards for compliance.

In today's generation of vehicles, top of the line models usually comes with LED headlights (usually parking lights). Will owners of vehicles with stock LED lights be affected or only custom-made LED headlight car owners are said to be penalized?

These are some of the questions set by car owners as officials may take advantage of this loop hole.

Do you think the said law should be revisited? Share us your thoughts.


Jan 23, 2016 at 1:51 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events