http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=66533 City Ordinance pushes for reflectorized vest with plate number for motorcycle riders MARIKINA CITY, December 3 (PIA) -- The City Council of Marikina is pushing an ordinance mandating all motorcycle drivers and backriders to wear reflectorized vests displaying the motorcycle’s plate number in the wake of increasing crime incidents involving motorcycles. According to Marikina Chief of Police Senior Superintendent Gabriel Lopez, the ‘riding in tandem’ has been active in the past few months where the team’s modus operandi is to hold-up people on streets. Lopez added that when the victim resist, the hold-uppers will hack them with a 20-inch knife then they will escape riding a motorcycle. “It has been hard for the police to identify the suspects in a motorcycle-involved crime since a motorcycle only has one plate at its rear end. By wearing reflectorized vests, it will be easier for the authorities to identify them,” said Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman. In line with this, City Councilor Frankie Ayuson’s authored Pro. Ordinance No. 11-307 Series of 2011 which will be later called as the “Motorcycle Reflectorized Vest Ordinance of 2011.” The proposed ordinance will require that the reflectorized vests bearing the plate number of the motorcycle to have a readable font size of four (4) inches in height. Once approved, violators will face a fine of P500 for the first offense; P1,000 for the second; P1,500 for the third; and P2,500 plus confiscation of the driver’s license for the fourth and succeeding offenses. The City Council is currently holding public hearing prior to the passage of the ordinance. Meanwhile, the city government said funds that will be generated from the penalties shall be allocated to the motorcycle road safety programs of Marikina. (Marikina-PIO/RJB/JEG-PIA-NCR) = = = = = = = = As if the crims are going to wear vests with the right plate numbers. :roll: .