'No Plate, No Travel' Gains Ground; 644 Traffic Violators in Metro Nabbed

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A day after the formal launching of the "No Plate, No Travel" policy, checkpoints and chokepoints manned by joint teams of the National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force (NAKTAF) and the National Capital Region Police Office have arrested 644 traffic violators in Metro Manila.

In a report to NCRPO Chief Director Ricardo F. De Leon, the NCRPO Traffic Enforcement Group (TEG) reported that the strict implementation of the "No Plate, No Travel" policy has led to the arrest of erring motorists for driving vehicles with no license plates and those with expired commemorative plates.

Out of the 644 motorists stopped at checkpoints and chokepoints in the metropolis, 260 had no license plates; 62 used expired commemorative plates; 59 used improvised plates; 234 were warned for other traffic law violations; and 29 vehicles were impounded.

De Leon said the number of arrests shows that the policy is truly an effective approach as a deterrent to the commission of high- profile and street crimes in the metropolis with most kidnapping incidents committed using vehicles without license plates or those with anomalous registration. …