If you’ve just acquired a brand new motorcycle, make sure you’ve secured your license plates the next time you hit the road.

Senator Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon recently spoke at the 23rd Philippine Natinoal Police (PNP) Ethics Day in Camp Crame, Quezon City and pressed the members of the PNP to stop people travelling in motorcycles without license plates.

This, according to Gordon, is to show the public that the PNP stands firm in its resolve to end extra-judicial killings (EJK) in the country.

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Gordon released a 19-page report indicating that of the 8,496 persons killed in the administration’s fight against drugs since July to December 2016, some 4,000 were allegedly perpetrated by motorcyclists riding in tandem.

Gordon added that be it referred to as EJK, salvaging, riding-in-tandem or any other name, unstopped, it will continue to undermine the image of the PNP.

The quick resolution of EJK incidents will also erase suspicions that the PNP is covering for members of its ranks.

A recent Social Weather Stations survey has indicated that 78 percent of adult Filipinos fear that they would become victims of killings.