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Pres. Aquino signs law that bans children from riding motorcycles




In an attempt to cut down injuries on road incidents, President Aquino signs a new law that prohibits small children from riding motorcycles. More details after the break.

Photo via Cheryl Baldicantos

The Republic Act 10666 basically prohibits anyone to drive a motorcycle with a child as a passenger on busy streets. According to the report made by Manila Bulletin, only children that could reach the foot rest comfortably and are able to wrap around and grasp the waist of the driver could ride along in a motorcycle, in addition to wearing a safety helmet. But, in certain emergency conditions where the child seeks immediate medical care, the new law won’t apply.

The Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015 “imposed certain conditions on taking children aboard a motorcycle in public roads with speed limit of more than 60 kilometers per hour.”

As for the penalties, the first offense will be fined Php3,000 + 1 month suspension of driver’s license, second offense goes for Php5,000 + 1 month suspension of driver’s license, and Php10,000 with an automatic revocation of license should be asked from the offender on the third and following offenses.

Once the implementing rules and regulations get promulgated, there will be a campaign to inform the public about this law.

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Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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10 Responses

  1. Does this include motorcycles with side cars? i.e. tricycles? Major transportation in the Philippines.

  2. Raxxia says:

    what if i’m using yamaha tricity?, that’s a 3 wheeled motorcycle.

    • aw says:

      Bahala ka anak mo yan. Pag may masamang mangyari sa inyo while on travel at nadedo anak mo gawa ka na lang ng bago. Madali lang gumawa ng anak masarap at enjoy!

  3. dapat kasali rin yung mga tricycle/kuliglig/pedicab na overloaded ng mga batang papunta/galing sa school.

    http://blogs.r.ftdata.co.uk/photo-diary/files/2013/06/schoolblog.jpg

  4. red says:

    Sa obserbasyon ko mas maraming aksidente sa motor ay iyong walang angkas na bata. Kadalasan mas maingat ang nagmamaneho kapag siya ay may sakay na bata. Kaya parang mas maganda kung ang ginawang batas ay bawal magmaneho ng motor kung walang sakay na bata.. pati riding in tandem apektado. Opinyon at obserbasyon lang naman.

    • reireirei says:

      Wow sir Red seryoso ka jan? Parang natapakan ata ang karapatang kong manatiling SINGLE, CHILDLESS and RIDER sa opinyon at obserbasyon mong hindi ko makitaan ng lohiko.

    • jake says:

      Tama po kayo. Sa statistics.. marami sa naaksidente.. lasing, mayabang na driver, etc.. bibihira lng ang may angkas na bata dahil mas nagiging maingat ang driver. Anti poor at walang kwentang batas

  5. dkyle says:

    good job aquino.. another stupid law approved.. not all of us own a car! and oh.. most if not all are more cautious when driving if we have a child on board.. tsk3..

  6. Nemo says:

    Some use motorcycle to bring their children to school, much more efficient than car , they should’ve implemented motorcycle and bike lane

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