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LTO 7 to impose kid safety in bike law

Thursday, May 18, 2017 By Elias O. Baquero

APART from implementing the new traffic law, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will also implement today Republic Act 10666, or Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015. “It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motorcycle with a child on board on public roads where there is heavy volume of vehicles, there is a high density of fast moving vehicles or where a speed limit of more than 50 kilometers per hour (KPH) is imposed,” read the prohibition. LTO 7 Director Alita Pulga, however, cited some exemptions to the law. A child can ride a motorcycle if he/she can comfortably reach his/her feet on the standard foot peg of the motorcycle. The child is also exempted if his/her arms can reach around and grasp the waist of the motorcycle driver. The child must also wear a standard protective helmet referred to under Republic Act No. 10054, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009. On the implementation of Republic Act (RA) 10913, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act yesterday, LTO 7 failed to apprehend any violator. “Hopefully, we can apprehend drivers who will use mobile phone in the next few days,” LTO 7 Director Alita Pulga said. RA 10913 was passed into law last July 21, 2016 but the LTO was only able implement it yesterday as the agency still has to wait for the implementing rules and regulations (IRR). Distracted driving refers to the performance by a motorist of any motor vehicle in motion, or temporarily stopped at a traffic light or any intersection, where diplomatic, public or private. This include using a mobile phone communication device to write, send or read a text-based communication, or to make or receive calls, and other similar acts. Another violation is using an electronic entertainment or computing device to play, games, watch movies, surf the internet, compose messages, read e-books, perform calculation, and other similar acts. Penalties for Violators of Republic Act 10913 For the first offense, a fine of P5,000 will be imposed A penalty of P10,000 will be imposed on the second offense, and P15,000 on the third offense and suspension of driver's license for three months For the fourth and succeeding offenses, the fine is P20,000 and revocation of the driver's license

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Another law on the books that will never be enforced.

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maybe it can be posted on the no parking at any time signs ... save space and money

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Impossible to enforce, so many poor people and the only way they can afford to get to the malls or visiting is on a motorcycle all 3 - 5 of them and they wouldn't be able to pay the fines, this law might be designed for 1st and 2nd class provincial areas but for sure no one will enforce such nonsense.

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Must be wonderful to know the future.

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what if a car through no fault of its own crushes a small child that randomly fell off a bike ....will this law protect the car owner or will the small vs big ruling prevail?

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5 hours ago, musicman666 said:

what if a car through no fault of its own crushes a small child that randomly fell off a bike ....will this law protect the car owner or will the small vs big ruling prevail?

You will be locked up and held liable and until the blood money is paid and then I'd move to another country.

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6 hours ago, musicman666 said:

what if a car through no fault of its own crushes a small child that randomly fell off a bike ....will this law protect the car owner or will the small vs big ruling prevail?

At the point where the child falls off the bike, it becomes a pedestrian. You figure it out from there.

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Many years ago I was trundling round inner Bali in a hired Suzuki jeep....I was tailing at a reasonable distance this whole family perched on a motorbike.  For some unknown reason the bike just flipped over ...adults kids and babies flew in every direction ...

i came to a standstill behind the scene and my first thought was to go out and help ....but I almost immeadiately realised this was going to look really bad ....I just drove slowly past and continued on my way ...I felt bad for them but seriously I would have been an idiot to stop...it's not like other people weren't around to help them but it was still frustrating not to be able to assist. 

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