Malabon councilor wants motorcycles to bear PNP-issued clearance stickers

Published August 14, 2019, 1:58 PM

by CJ Juntereal

By Joseph Pedrajas

Motorcycle drivers in Malabon City may soon be required to have police-issued clearance stickers or face penalties once a proposed ordinance is passed by the city council.

Motorcycle riders maneuvers along a street in Muntinlupa, March 15,2019.President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law that would require motorcycles to have bigger license plates in a bid to prevent motorcycle riding criminals from getting away easily after committing a crime.(Czar Dancel)
Motorcycle riders maneuvers along the street. (Czar Dancel/MB file photo))

Under proposed city ordinance entitled “Clean Rider’s Code of 2019,” motorcycle drivers, plying routes within the jurisdiction of Malabon, and found to be without “clean rider” stickers attached on their vehicles shall be fined accordingly, with third-time violators being recommended for license revocation.

According to Councilor Paulo Oreta, sponsor of the said measure, the purpose of the ordinance “is to ensure the safety and security of the public against crimes, perpetrated by motorcycle-riding suspects and [to] easily identify the registered owners of [such] motorcycles.”

“Based on the report of the Philippine National Police (PNP), from the period of January 2018 to February 2019, there were a total of 464 cases/crimes involving motorcycle-riding suspects committed in the National Capital Region,” the document read.

The said measure mandates every motorcycle dealer in the city to provide its customer with an “ok code” sticker issued by the PNP.

Meanwhile, drivers who already have their own motorcycles—either brand new or second hand—prior to the passing of the ordinance will be required to register their vehicles at the nearest barangay or police station to avail of the said sticker.

The sticker should then be placed in a visible area in front of their motorcycles; otherwise, those who will be caught without it will be flagged down and be subjected for verification.

The Clean Rider’s Code measure is yet to be referred to the city’s committee on Human Rights and Peace and Order before it gets to first reading