LTO resumes campaign vs delinquent registrations

In the spirit of the holidays, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief, Atty. Vigor Mendoza II, has authorized the temporary suspension of the agency’s “No registration, No travel” policy early in December 2023.

Starting today, January 2, 2024, the LTO is back in business, and they mean it.

“…we will be reviving our strict ‘No Registration, No Travel’ campaign across the country and there will be no more issuance of warnings. As such, I would like to appeal to our delinquent motor vehicle owners to find time to renew the registration of their respective motor vehicles to avoid paying hefty fines,” said Mendoza.

The strict implementation of the policy comes with stiff penalties that include a PHP 10,000 fine if caught by LTO enforcers and other agencies deputized by the agency. Additionally, the vehicle will be subject to impound until all the appropriate penalties and registration are settled.

According to LTO statistics, there are almost 25 million vehicles across the country that have an expired registration and this represents around 65% of all motor vehicles in the country.

Mendoza emphasized the need to have all these delinquent motor vehicles registered since it is only through the renewal of motor vehicle registration that the government would ensure that the vehicles are all road-worthy amid cases of fatal road accidents.

“Our determination to have all these delinquent motor vehicles registered is primarily about safety for all road users,” said Mendoza.

“Aside from strict enforcement, we are also implementing ways to make the renewal of the motor vehicle registration fast and comfortable for all our clients. This is the reason why I ordered the creation of special or fast lanes for delinquent motor vehicle registration in all our offices nationwide,” he added.