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LTO to hold talks with stakeholders on e-bike guidelines
LTO to hold talks with stakeholders on e-bike guidelines
LTO to hold talks with stakeholders on e-bike guidelines
by Ada Pelonia08 March 2024

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Thursday, March 7, said it will hold dialogues with stakeholders to create guidelines amid concerns on e-bike regulation.

This comes after LTO ponders on requiring electric vehicles to be registered and the driver to have a license.

“We share the concerns raised by motorists on the aspect of road safety involving the presence of e-bikes and e-trikes on national roads and even on major thoroughfares,” LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said.

“In as much as we want to set the rules for them, there are various factors that must be considered like an existing law that promotes their ownership and use, as well as the programs and projects by local government units using these e-vehicles for their constituents,” he added.

Mendoza earlier had a dialogue with members of transport groups who expressed their concerns about losing income against e-trikes being used for public transport and the traffic rules violations by the latter.

The LTO chief said the new guidelines will ensure the legal aspects for the stakeholders involved.

“Ang guideline na ilalabas ng LTO will have a national scope kaya tinitiyak din natin na maayos, legal, at katanggap-tanggap para sa lahat ang illalabas nating guideline dahil may mga livelihood programs ang ating mga local government units (LGUs) using these e-vehicles,” Mendoza said.

“Titiyakin natin na magiging akma ang ating guideline at hindi naman matatapakan ang local autonomy ng ating mga LGUs lalo na at may mga ordinansa at patakaran ng nilabas ang ilang LGUs tungkol dito,” he added.

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