LAND Transportation Office (LTO) 7 regional director Victor Emmanuel Caindec has once again warned all vehicle owners to use proper plates.
This is after over 84,000 motor vehicle plates in the region have remained unclaimed.
In the latest inventory of the motor vehicle plates in the region dated September 24, 2021, a total of 84,252 MV plates are still with LTO 7.
This inventory includes MV plates from the year 2015 up to the present.
"This does not count the plate numbers already with the car dealers, released since the latter part of 2019," said Caindec.
The most unclaimed plates are from 2019, with 43,834 MV plates unclaimed.
"Our advice to vehicle owners, please check your plates with your car dealers, or visit the LTO 7 Plate Distribution Center at SM Seaside," added the director.
Since 2015, LTO 7 has received 228,550 MV plates from their head office.
A total of 131,881 MV plates were also released through dealers since 2015.
"If caught without proper plates, you will be apprehended and fined. Applicable only to vehicles with available but unclaimed plates," Caindec reiterated.
The director also said that their agency has made several announcements, but plates remain unclaimed.
A driver will face the penalty of P5,000 if caught driving without attaching the authorized plates./PR