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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Law That Prohibits Small Children From Riding Motorcycles Is Now Implemented

Are you a motorcycle owner? Do you ride with your small children on your motorcycle? If the answer is yes, it is important that you know this law prohibiting small children from riding motorcycles so that you can avoid the penalties.  Republic Act 10666 also known as Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act is now implemented since May 19.  Under this law, small children are banned from riding motorcycles along national roads and highways.






(Watch:Mga batang inaangkas sa motor, bawal na)

Are you a motorcycle owner? Do you ride with your small children on your motorcycle? If the answer is yes, it is important that you know this law prohibiting small children from riding motorcycles so that you can avoid the penalties.

Republic Act 10666 also known as Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act is now implemented since May 19.

Under this law, small children are banned from riding motorcycles along national roads and highways.

Transportation Assistant Secretary Richmond de Leon explains that children may be allowed if the following conditions are met; 

  • The child passenger can comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot peg of the motorcycle 
  • The child’s arms can reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle rider 
  • The child is wearing a standard protective helmet referred to under Republic Act No. 10054, otherwise known the “Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009.” 
Exemptions apply to cases such as transporting a child under emergency situations and in need of immediate medical attention.

(Watch:In the Loop: Pag-angkas ng mga bata sa motorsiklo, bawal na simula May 19)






PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATORS
  • First Offense - P3,000
  • Second Offense - P5,000
  • Third Offense - P10,000 and suspension of driver's license for a month
Based on RA 10666, violation beyond third time shall result in automatic revocation of the offender's driver's license.

In case of accidents that results in injuries or death of the child passenger, motorcycle drivers will be imprisoned for one year.

(Watch:TV Patrol: Harang sa paningin ng tsuper, paslit sa motorsiklo, bawal na rin)

It is also stated in the law that any person driving a two-wheeled motorcycle can no longer take a child for a ride along public roads where the volume of vehicle traffic is heavy, or where there is high-density of fast-moving vehicles, and where the speed limit is more than 60 kilometers per hour.

The Land Transportation Office is the lead agency to implement the law and may deputize traffic officers of the Philippine National Police, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and local government unit for enforcing the law.




Here is the full copy of Republic Act 10666.



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