Camiguin urges motorcycle drivers to wear helmets


CAMIGUIN, December 11 (PIA) – To secure and safeguard the Camiguingnons, particularly the operators or drivers of motorcycles and their passengers, from the ruinous and extremely injurious effects of fatal or life threatening accidents and crashes, the provincial government here will strictly implement the Motorcycle Helmet Act or Republic Act No. 10054 starting January 2018.


During the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) Fourth Quarter Meeting on December 7 at the Provincial Convention Center, PPOC Co-Chair Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said that all of the motorcycle drivers should wear helmets and minors are banned from sitting in front of a motorcycle rider.


“Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI),” Romualdo said as he urged the members of PPOC to help in disseminating the law on wearing of proper helmet.


As for the riding minors, Romualdo said that it is unlawful for any person to drive a two-wheeled motorcycle with a child on board on public roads where there is heavy volume of vehicles, high density of fast moving vehicles or a speed limit of more than 60/kph is imposed.


These rules are applicable unless the child passenger can comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot peg of the motorcycle and reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle rider.(RTP/PIA10)


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