Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto has recently filed a bill that seeks longer validity period of motor vehicle registration.
Current validity of motor vehicle registration is three years. With the bill, the proposal could lengthen the validity to at least four years. After which, the registration can be done every two years, from the current yearly.
“This will spare car owners from making an annual pilgrimage to LTO offices. This yearly requirement to register is an almost 100-year-old rule. Many new developments – in technology, engineering, legal rules – had happened since,” Recto said.
However, the extension may only apply to private vehicles “because franchises of for-hire vehicles call for their annual inspection and registration on reasons of public safety.”
Recto said that the new provision can be included in the proposed law making a driver’s license valid for five years.