With motorcycle owners and riders complaining of long lines when having their helmets inspected and validated by the Department of Trade and Industry, the agency has decided to enforce a number-coding system similar to the one enforced by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority along EDSA on weekdays.
Starting August 6, the DTI will follow a schedule that's similar to what the MMDA is using. This means the DTI will limit the inspection and validation of helmets based on the last digit of the motorcycle's license plate. Hence, motorcycles with license plates ending in either 1 or 2 will only be processed by the DTI on Mondays; those ending in either 3 or 4 will be scheduled for Tuesdays; 5 or 6, Wednesdays; 7 or 8, Thursdays; and 9 and 0, Fridays.
To facilitate the faster processing of their helmets, motorcycle owners and riders are advised to fill out two copies of the application form, which will be available at the DTI's offices, and bring a photocopy of their government-issued ID and their motorcycle's registration papers.
Within Metro Manila, motorcycle helmet owners can go to the following DTI offices between 8am and 5pm for the inspection, validation and sticker marking:
Pasay: Mezzanine Floor, Roxas Strip Building corner Arnaiz Avenue
Manila: Rizal Memorial Baseball Coliseum, P. Ocampo corner Vito Cruz
Mandaluyong: Highway 54 Plaza, 986 Stanford Street corner EDSA
Caloocan: 5th Floor, Araneta Square Mall, Bonifaco Monumento Circle, Rizal Avenue Extension corner Samson Road