And that’s only for the first offense
If you now use a bicycle to get around and your daily route takes you through Quezon City, listen up: The local government has approved a new ordinance to strictly enforce the mandatory use of helmets for cyclists.Ordinance No. SP-2942
Says burden of placing stickers should be on government
There's an online petition asking the Department of Trade and Industry and law-enforcement agencies like the Land Transportation Office, the Philippine National Police, and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, to halt the government's program of having the helmets of
Pushes it back to January 1, 2013
The helmet law requiring all motorcycle riders to wear one while operating or riding a motorbike was supposed to be enforced throughout the Philippines starting today, August 1st. Instead, it has now been pushed back to January 1, 2013.The helmet law'
One step closer to safer streets for kids
Lawmakers are now one step closer to ensuring the safety of children on motorcycles as the House of Representatives approved on second reading House Bill 5626, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Safety for Children Act of 2011.House Bill 5626, which consolidates
Bulk of violators come from Central Luzon and Northern Mindanao
Over 350 motorcycle riders were caught violating the no-helmet policy in the past two days, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.Bulk of the violators are from Central Luzon, the PNP said in a DZMM report. After Central Luzon, most of
It's about time
The Committee on Transportation at the House of Representatives has created a team to expedite the passage of bills that seek to prohibit children from riding motorcycles.Committee chairman Rep. Roger Mercado of Southern Leyte said the technical committee will conduct a
A twisted sense of public safety?
The Mandatory Helmet Law is already, well, mandatory but it hasn't stopped a barangay south of Manila from pushing for a resolution that seeks to ban motorcycle riders from donning one.Barangay Western Bicutan is seeking to pass the resolution to
To curb the rising number of fatalities
The often-fatal accidents involving motorcycle riders and passengers have prompted the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to call for the full implementation of the Helmet Law.Based on Republic Act 10054 or the Mandatory Helmet Act of 2010, motorcycle riders who are
Do you think stubborn bikers would stick to their designated areas?
Action star-turned-lawmakers seem to have a penchant for road safety--not that anyone's complaining. Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill seeking the designation of motorcycle lanes on public roads. Senate Bill 781, also known as the Motorcycle Lane
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