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Old 4th September 2019, 11:11 PM
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Here plates are for the life of the car as in the UK.

In Manitoba Canada, plates are yours and you can transfer them to a different vehicle and always get new plates on a transfer of title. (If you buy a new vehicle, sale or trade in the old one the plates are good for up to 7 days before you need to register the transfer. )

New plates and registration is about a 15 minute process. It is all handled at the public insurer, but issued at any insurance broker in the province (literally hundreds of places in a province of a million people.)


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Regarding the absence of a regular number plate, we bought a new MUX in 2017 and received the plate in 2019. They do not have them in stock. The rumor is that the federal government has contracted for the plates but are way behind in the payment due to the vendor. So the vendor is leveraging the government by slow production based on when payments come in. For the newer cars purchased they will use the "construction number" as identifying numbers so that they can be ID'ed and also for coding purposes until a "real" plate is issued that will ID the car and dictate the coding day.

Regarding the license. The preparation as in "drivers ed" is nothing here. My wife was awarded a license without a road test so the lack of knowledge of the "rules of the road" is prevalent here.

The real problem as I see it is that insurance is not required on older vehicles, We recently were hit on the side by a car coming from what I call the breakdown lane. I was then pushed across the lane then hit by a truck that was using the passing lane. The cop found the nitwit that entered into my lane at fault and the folks refused to pay even my deductible...they actually asked for money from me. The cop just smiled and shrugged his shoulders. Going to court was not an option so I paid the deductible myself.

Regarding the trucks parked. They are not allowed on the roads during certain hours. If they heard about a check point up ahead and they were not within their window of time permitted, they park on the side of the road to avoid the check point until the permitted time for their operation is in effect.
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The real problem as I see it is that insurance is not required on older vehicles,
Not sure about not required but it is unavailable. I have been trying to get insurance on a 2007 Toyota Innova and it is impossible. They say once they are 10 years old then they cannot insure them.
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Regarding the absence of a regular number plate, we bought a new MUX in 2017 and received the plate in 2019. They do not have them in stock. The rumor is that the federal government has contracted for the plates but are way behind in the payment due to the vendor. So the vendor is leveraging the government by slow production based on when payments come in. For the newer cars purchased they will use the "construction number" as identifying numbers so that they can be ID'ed and also for coding purposes until a "real" plate is issued that will ID the car and dictate the coding day.
When I bought my Ranger Wildtrak from Ford in Manila, it came with temporary plates fitted with the same number as the Induction Sticker. After approximately 1 year Ford sent me my new permanent plates via LBC together the new RFID sticker which has to be displayed in the windscreen.
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When I bought my Ranger Wildtrak from Ford in Manila, it came with temporary plates fitted with the same number as the Induction Sticker. After approximately 1 year Ford sent me my new permanent plates via LBC together the new RFID sticker which has to be displayed in the windscreen.
Things seem to have changed Dave, as mentioned in an earlier post/thread we purchased a new set of wheels a couple of months ago and no not a widtrak as discussed but had our plates in under 2 weeks no less delivered by the company we purchased from in person, in saying that Ben, the better half brought a new bike, took over two months to get the ORCO and four months later no plates.
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Not sure about not required but it is unavailable. I have been trying to get insurance on a 2007 Toyota Innova and it is impossible. They say once they are 10 years old then they cannot insure them.
Theyare giving you some kind of runaround. My van is a 2002 and I have had no problems with insurance or registration as to its age.

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Zep check with your bank if you want a more premium insurance? Or I'd research that online I find it also hard to believe insurance companies won't register a vehicle that's how they make money.

I never went the route of premium insurance my vehicle was so old I just went with the LTO offered insurance.

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Zep check with your bank if you want a more premium insurance? Or I'd research that online I find it also hard to believe insurance companies won't register a vehicle that's how they make money.

I never went the route of premium insurance my vehicle was so old I just went with the LTO offered insurance.
The banks are the ones that won't insure over 10 years. I did not pursue other avenues as I was afraid of the scammers offering something that would not be there when you need it. Yeah LTO is what I got now but not really worth much even for liability.
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Driving in PH......seems like a no rules free for all, but it does work.
I am a long time Triumph motorcycle rider....60's and 70's. Tried to bring my 1974 500 Daytona here but ran into too many problems with customs and taxes and taxes!!
So first thing i got when i arrived here was an SUV. It's a pain in the neck most of the time. Traffic can be really bad in Angeles City on certain times and it takes forever to get around. Not to mention having to pay attention to every other car, tricycles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. I finally bought a little 125cc Yamaha and can get anywhere fast. Motorcycles can do just about anything in traffic. Back in the USA I'd have a thousand tickets already if I drove like I can here in PH on a motorcycle.
I only drive the suv now if it's raining, i need to haul a lot of stuff or carry friends around.

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Driving in PH......seems like a no rules free for all, but it does work.
Back in the USA I'd have a thousand tickets already if I drove like I can here in PH on a motorcycle.
Haha. I know what you mean. I have driven on sidewalks, in opposite lanes of traffic to bypass a traffic jam and then make a right turn at light, run redlights (after stop). There are no police to enforce the rules other than checkpoints which are obvious.
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