We reported several weeks ago that Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) would soon resume selling its Easytrip RFID stickers through Shopee and Lazada after finalizing installation guidelines for consumers. With this, we thought it fitting to ask the tollway executives if they have established safety nets to prevent unscrupulous motorcycle owners from installing their elecronic tags on non-highway-legal units.
Tollway personnel have been instructed to be on the lookout for these small bikes trying to gain access through the toll gates. However, we’ve personally witnessed 150cc motorcycles sporting similar designs to big bikes making their way onto highways.
Abraham Sales, executive director of the Toll Regulatory Board, warned big bike owners who have been able to transfer their RFIDs using improvised bolt-on brackets or velcro that this practice is against the law.
“Bawal po yan. One vehicle, one RFID lang po,” Sales emphasized, adding that the motorist can be held liable for misrepresentation because each tag is only meant for the vehicle listed during the application process.
“Dapat po nakadikit po yan. Kung tatangalin nyo baka masira po yan,” he added.
If you don’t want to wait until Easytrip RFIDs go on sale online, or if you simply prefer to go to an installation site to obtain one, you can check out our handy guide here.