Nationwide “Helmet Ban Bill” Filed to Curb Crimes

Nationwide “Helmet Ban Bill” Filed to Curb Crimes



Last month, we posted about the new Riding in Tandem Ordinance that has been implemented in Mandaluyong City. The main purpose of the said ordinance is to lessen the crime rate in the city caused by criminals who ride in tandem. 

In the past, there have been many reports of riding in tandem misdemeanors including the riding in tandem holdup that was caught on cam along Mindanao Avenue and the riding in tandem modus operandi along C5

To fortify the movement towards fighting riding in tandem crimes, a new bill is pushed. ABS-CBN News reported that Zamboanga Representative Celso Lobregat filed a bill that will ban motorcycle riders from wearing helmets. 

However, this new bill will opposes the existing law, Republic Act 10054 or the Helmet Law, which requires all motorcycle riders to wear helmets for their protection and safety.

The Helmet Ban Bill, Lobregat said, will give local government units the opportunity to temporarily ban the use of helmets within their jurisdiction.

“Halimbawa, within that year na sinuspend nila [ang Helmet Law], kung talagang tumaas din ‘yung napinsala dahil naaksidente pagkatapos hindi gumagamit ng helmet, at hindi bumaba ang crime incident, then, huwag ituloy,” Lobregat argued. (Rough translation: For an instance, within that year that the Helmet Law is suspended, if the number of injuries increases from prohibiting the use of helmet and the crime incidents didn’t decrease, then, let’s not continue it [Helmet Ban Bill].)

At present, the Helmet Ban Policy is implemented in Dagupan City and Cotabato City.

According to Councilor Joey Tamayo of Dagupan City:

Sa Dagupan, sa checkpoints lang kayo magtatanggal ng helmet. However, in the Central Business District, if you’re speed is about 15 kilometers [kph] (and) below, your exempt(ed) [from wearing helmet] for purposes of identification. (Rough translation: In Dagupan, you’re only required to remove your helmet on checkpoints. However, in the Central Business District, if your speed is about 15 kilometers [kph] (and) below, you’re exempt(ed) [from wearing helmet] for purposes of identification.)

Watch the full report below.

Helmet Ban Bill (1) 

What do you think of this “Helmet Ban Bill”?

Will it be effective?

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Nationwide “Helmet Ban Bill” Filed to Curb Crimes