Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I'm just wondering what blue plates are all about. If I remember correctly, the 4-digit blue plates are provided for diplomatic vehicles, while the 5-digit ones are provided to vehicles for expats of some international institutions such as ADB, WTO and the like. Here are a couple of pics taken last Monday, September 19:
Does having blue plates mean that they can ignore traffic rules and regulations? Does diplomatic immunity extend to this? I can probably understand that cars bearing the 1000 plates can be given special consideration in some circumstances, but everyone else should be treated just like everyone else, whether they be Filipinos or foreigners, expats or diplomats.

Anyway, the X-Trail on the second pic may also be in violation of the 7-day allowance for new vehicles without plates. See this post for some details.