ever since this the implementing rules and regulations for the “Doble Plaka”law came out, it’s been giving me anxiety attacks. why? the law gives a hefty fine for motorcycles not yet under the proper owner’s name.
i got mine as a second hand motorbike. I haven’t gotten to transfering it to my name because it required another step — getting a clearance from the HPG. and to get clearance, i have to have the deed of sale notarized. and during this pandemic, how do i get to start doing this?
i recently wrote that i got my bike registered. that’s true. but it still isn’t under my name. i had planned to do that during the Christmas break when, well, life happens. i have this extra step now that i have to accomplish.
but it’s giving me anxiety… i don’t want to be fined or imprisoned. specially this is a new law, a lot of crooked enforcers want to make a quick buck. (why pay for P20,000 fine when you can get out by just paying P1,000?) *sigh* i don’t want to be in that situation.
another reason for the anxiety is the processing. since a lot of people still don’t have their motorcycles under their names, there definitely will be loooooong lines at the HPG and LTO. I’ve already read in a couple of Facebook posts that some have tried, only to be given the runaround between LTO and HPG offices.
I don’t want to waste my time waiting. I don’t know how to do it. I want to do it as smoothly and hassle-free as possible. I want to do it when i’m guaranteed safety from this SARS-CoV2.