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August 15, 2014

Sotto files No Motorcycle Back-Rider Act of 2014

In response to the increasing crime involving back-riders on two-wheeled motorcycles or the so-called ‘riding in tandem’, Sotto has recently filed the No Motorcycle Back-Rider Act of 2014 which seeks to “stop this evil Batman and Robin tandem for good.”

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S.B. No. 2344, or the No Motorcycle Back-Rider Act of 2014, aims to prohibit back-riders on two-wheeled motorcycles or scooters. This bill also gives law enforcers the authority to flag down a suspected driver and question them.

Section 3 of the bill states that “no back-rider shall be allowed on a two-wheeled motorcycle or scooter unless the passenger is the spouse, child or parent of the driver.” The prohibition, however, “shall not apply to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police while on official duty and in uniform.”

Violators, upon conviction, will be penalized by imprisonment or a fine of not less than Php20,000 for the first offense and an addition of another Php10,000 for every succeeding offense.

“This may be frowned upon by some members of society, but we have to think of the higher good of protecting the life and limb of our citizens,” Sotto added.

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42 Responses to “Sotto files No Motorcycle Back-Rider Act of 2014”

  1. Benchmark says:

    Haven’t read the said article but the title…this is a BS law. What if they are not riding together? 2 motorcycle team tandem?! Edi mas mahirap silang hulihin coz isang nagmomotor na may kaangkas di nila mahuli, dalawa pa! Make a law that police visibility will be 100% palage and 24 hours….which it should be! Grabe talaga magisip itong mga pulitiko natin! It’s the fault of the madlang Pilipino who voted for this people and now we are all suffering!

  2. Abuzalzal says:

    Di nyo na maisasakay mga tsiks nyo nyahahaha

  3. Raphiduz says:

    Ang problema sa bansa natin, dumadami un mga mangmang na botante. Na siyang bread and butter ng mga corrupt politicians! Para malutas ang crime rate, mag issue ng National ID. Dapat pagkapanganak pa lang sa bata may ID na. May limit ang anak ng bawat pamilya! Pag sobra sa limit kulong ang mga magulang. At panghuli i-limit ng gobyerno ang pag issue ng plate para sa mga motor at ang pagbebenta ng motor sa metro manila!

  4. jadmarley says:

    BS law,., bakit di mga pulis latiguhin nyo?,., i mean, papatay nga cla, tapos sa tingin mo sotto matatakot clang labagin itong batas mo?

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