The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has paved the way for brand-new motorcycles with engine displacement of less than 200 cubic centimeters (cc) to get a three-year registration, which the agency said will benefit some 2 million units.
In a statement released Sunday, the LTO said Memorandum Circular JMT-2023-2395 would expand the three-year registration validity, as the current laws only provide this to motorcycles with at least 201cc.
“Hindi natin nakikitang magkakaroon ng problema sa roadworthiness ang mga motorsiklong may tatlong-taong rehistro dahil ang mga ito naman ay bagong sasakyan,” LTO Chief Jose Arturo “Jay Art” Tugade said.
“Kami sa LTO ay naniniwalang ang hakbang na ito'y makatutulong sa maraming drayber na nagpapa-rehistro ng bagong motorsiklo para magamit sa kanilang hanapbuhay o trabaho,” he added.
(We do not see any problems with the roadworthiness of motorcycles with three years of registry because these are new vehicles.
We in LTO believe that this will help many drivers in registering their new motorcycles for them to use in their livelihood or work.)
Tugade said the new memorandum circular is in line with the agency’s efforts to speed up processes and ease the agency’s transactions with the public.
“Magpapatuloy po ang pag-aaral sa mga umiiral na polisiya at panuntunan. Kung kailangan po itong baguhin tungo sa ikagaganda ng sistema ay handa po namin itong gawin,” he said.
(We will continue to study the prevailing policies and regulations in the agency’s transactions. We are prepared to implement any changes if needed for the improvement of the system.)
Under its mandate, the LTO inspects and registers motor vehicles, issues licenses and permits, enforces land transportation rules and regulations, adjudicates traffic cases, and collects revenues for the government. —LBG, GMA Integrated News