Law Breaking Law Enforcers on the Road

Law Breaking Law Enforcers on the Road -- How often do you see them on the road during your daily commutes in the Metro? Or shall we ask, how many of them freely roam the busy streets of Metro Manila cities day and night? You should take note that these guys are the ones apprehending and issuing you tickets for your traffic violations. But look at this one!

I took this photo while enjoying my amazement of the Quirino Highway's interesting traffic condition somewhere in Bagbag area. I could not let the opportunity pass so I snapped away with my cam phone.

Philippines traffic and vehicle law states that a motor vehicle's plate / number must be visible, that is, displayed conspicuously. The fine corresponding to the said offense is P150.
MV number plates not firmly attached and visible. Dirty or uncared for plates.
Inconspicuously displaced plates in front and rear. NO STICKER showing current Registration

While there is no clear pronouncement or law regarding the use of those police related paraphernalia such as stickers and the like, you can't help but wonder why would a traffic enforcer put on a "PNP" and "POLICE" stickers on his motorcycle? But wait! He also has a LTO sticker on the smoked plastic piece covering his bike's plate number. I wonder what he is trying to imply.

This traffic officer could be unaware of what he is doing but maybe this is why solving the long-time problems on "Colorum" and Carjacking is still farfetched. The bad guys kind of got used to seeing the idea on what to do when doing their rounds of causing chaos in the busy streets of Metro Manila. A lot of private vehicles are roaming the cities with this kind of plate number holders. Police officers see them but they don't get apprehended. This relax in the implementation of a simple traffic rule escalates into a bigger issue; People are getting the wrong impression that it is alright to use such kind of plate number holders.

Extra: Look at the croc sticker on the bike's rear fender!

Terminologies:
  1. Colorum - Filipino slang for illegal transportation (units or vehicle)

10 comments:

  1. I have no knowledge on Philippines traffic. But from this article got some points. I think police should be more cautious here

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  2. With great power comes great responsibility and for police officer who do not follow let us send them to the guillotine

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  3. Grabe. We have to share this post so that everyone will know about this. Kakahiya.

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  4. Hehe.Law enforcers are law breakers too. Quite unfortunate for us :)

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  5. Yes agree! sometimes these law implementors are violators themselves that they need to be re-oriented on the rules of the law.

    Funny croc sticker! does it mean he is one?

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  6. too bad they're using their power by breaking the law.. how would people follow when those who implements and those who should lead violates the law itself. what the fox!

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  7. Traffic enforcers should be the role model so that citizens will follow them.

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  8. hmmm.. the police should always clean their walls first before they can kill the violators outside.. even parked at a side walk intended for pedestrians.. tsk tsk

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  9. This is just an example of the sad state of affairs of our country where enforcers are the first violators.

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  10. That CROC sticker is a sign. He is the BUWAYA on the road. But seriously speaking,this one is an eye opener.

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