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PIA Press Release
2010/03/23

NVizcaya LTO calls on motorcycle riders to use helmets

by Ben Moses Ebreo

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (March 23) -- Officials of the Land Transportation Office(LTO) here have called on motorcycle owners and users to always practice wearing helmets for thei safety and security while plying along the major and minor roads in the province.

"Most if not all road fatalities at present are caused by the absence of helmets among motorcycle drivers and their fellow riders," said Claro Labitoria, LTO district officer here said.

The Philippine National Police(PNP) here also said that a rise on the number of road accidents was attributed to motorcycle riders along the national highways who have not used proper helmets, thereby increasing the number of fatalities.

Labitoria, speaking during a recent public hearing on the proposed ordinance requiring motorcycle operators and their riders to use protective helmets said that while the law requiring the use of helmets among motorcycle operators and their fellow riders is not yet strictly enforced, there is a need to warn and require these riders to start using safety helmets to prevent accidents which may cause their lives.

Labitoria said that the use of standard helmets among motorcycle operators and drivers is still under 5?year moratorium in the province.

Last week, a public hearing was conducted and participated by motorcycle owners and drivers from the towns of Diadi, Bambang, Solano and Aritao on the proposed ordinance penned by board member Mabelle Blossom Dumlao.

The ordinance, dubbed Crash Helmet Law requires the use of protective and safety helmets among motorcycle operators and drivers plying the exterior and interior roads in the province.

The proposed ordinance will also impose penalties and other sanctions among violators one this will be approved by the provincial board.

The ordinance seeks to protect motorcycle owners and drivers from possible injuries caused by road accidents and to prevent the rise of deaths caused by motorcycle accidents in the province. (PIA) [top]

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