Gov’t eyes to ban wearing of shorts when riding a motorcycle

Gov’t eyes to ban wearing of shorts when riding a motorcycle

- The MMDA recommends to prohibit motorcycle riders from wearing shorts

- MMDA said that this will be an addition to ensure the safety of the riders

- They also implemented the Metro Manila Council Resolution 2007

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The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will recommend to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) the measure to prohibit the motorcycle riders and back-riders from wearing shorts.

KAMI learned that the MMDA wants to add this new dress code to further ensure the safety of the motorcycle riders.

"Mainit po ang makina ng motor, 'yong tambutso niyan, kung ‘di kayo nakamedyas o what, mapapaso kayo at puwedeng mag-cause ng accident,” MMDA general manager Jojo Garcia said.

"Protective devices shall include helmet, goggles, leather boots, and protective clothing such as heavy pants, heavy jacket, leather gloves, and rain suit,” he added.

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According to data by MMDA, there is an increase with road accidents involving motorcycle riders. Therefore, the MMDA will be implementing the Metro Manila Council Resolution 2007 that will apprehend those who will not be using their headlight.

The current law only requires the motorcycle riders to wear their helmet and they are not allowed to use slippers or drive with barefoot.

The fine for not wearing a helmet is P1,500, while the fine for not wearing proper foot gear starts from P500 to P1,000.

MMDA will be discussing the proposed measure with the LTO and all the stakeholders during a technical working group meeting.

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