Motorcycle drivers, riders reminded to wear crash helmet PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 17:42

Land Transportation Office 9 Director Aminola P. Abaton has reminded all motorcycle drivers and riders to wear crash helmet.
Abaton said his office will implement Republic Act No.  10054 otherwise known as the Motorcyle Helmet Act, embodied with the Department of Transportation and Communication Memorandum Order AHS- 2008-01 and DOTC Memorandum Order AHS-2008-015.

He said the law is mandatory and should be abided by everyone.

Abaton said the law has no distinction — either the driver is civilian, member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the Philippine National Police, once he or she violates it, are required to pay a penalty.

Abaton pointed out that in case there is a conflict between a national law and a local ordinance, the national law prevails. For failure to wear a helmet, a driver shall pay a fine of P 1,500.

Motorcycles without lights and defective  accessories are fined  P1,000. Modification of accessories without authority from LTO is fined P 2,000.

Driving while using flip-flop sandals, sando or barefooted, the first offense is penalized P500, second offense — P 700 and third offense — P 1,000..

Meanwhile, LTO Zamboanga City District Office Head Noel M. Noche has warned the public not to  hire or ride a colorum vehicles because if it figures in accident,  the victim cannot collect insurance.

He also warned vehicle owners to register their units because the LTO9 will soon launch the Anti-Colorum Task Force that will have joint operations with the Highway
Patrol Group 9 under Regional Chief Sr. Supt. Romeo R. Uy and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory  Board 9.

Noche said that motorvehicles must register their units to avoid serious consequences. — Allen Abastillas