According to the Land Transportation Office, 65% of motor vehicles in the country are considered delinquent. This translates to 24,700,000 cars and motorcycles without valid registration.
In line with the holiday spirit, LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II has announced the easing of the strict implementation of the “No Registration, No Travel” policy for the rest of this month (December).
This doesn’t mean it’s okay to leave your car or motorcycle unregistered indefinitely. Rather, you’ll just end up with a warning if ever an enforcer catches you.
To address the issue, LTO regional directors and district office heads were tasked to prepare priority lanes. The LTO chief also advises delinquent-vehicle owners to set aside a portion of their 13th-month pay to cover registration fees.
While this news may sound like a breath of fresh air, doesn’t this also mean that traffic will get worse with more vehicles on the road?