NTF on COVID-19 approves Angkas’ design for back riding
Following the IATF’s decision to allow motorcycle back riding for married couples, common-law couples, and live-in partners, Angkas has submitted a new prototype for a physical barrier worn by riders.
One of the requirements set by the IATF for back riding is a physical barrier between the passenger and driver. Angkas’ design is a backpack-type barrier with safety handles towards the bottom. The sides and top also fold outward towards the passenger, which should alleviate problems that flat-panel barriers have. On Monday, July 13, National Task Force on COVID-19 chairman Delfin Lorenzana has approved Angkas’ proposed design.
While Angkas’ design has been approved, Lorenzana has reiterated that back-riding is only allowed for married couples, common-law couples, and live-in partners.