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New Riding in Tandem Ordinance Takes Effect in Mandaluyong City, Gets Criticisms on Social Media

New Riding in Tandem Ordinance Takes Effect in Mandaluyong City, Gets Criticisms on Social Media

 

 

With many riding in tandem misdemeanors, like the riding in tandem holdup in Mindanao Avenue and the alarming riding in tandem along C5 at night,  happening in the city, it is quite apparent that new policies should be enforced for the safety of everyone.

A new ordinance in Mandaluyong City aims to address this problem. However, instead of getting support, it is receiving a lot of flak on social media.

According to the report of GMA News last July 25, 2014, a new ordinance regarding riding in tandem will take effect in Mandaluyong City starting August 2014. GMA News reports, “Based on the ordinance, only spouses, parents and siblings will be allowed to be with motorcycle drivers.”

This photo from Wil Cervantes’ Facebook post shows a billboard notice of said ordinance. 

Riding in Tandem Policy (1)

The notice to the public illustrates who are allowed and not allowed to ride in tandem. It indicates that:

– a man and a kid (between 7 to 10 years old) as backrider CAN ride in tandem

– a man and a woman as backrider CAN ride in tandem

– a man and another man older than the specified age as backrider CANNOT ride in tandem, except if they are father-son 

Here are a few comments lifted from the said Facebook post.

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Do you think this will be effective in reducing riding in tandem crimes in the city?

Or should there be other ordinances that will be more effective compared to this?

Share with us your thoughts.

 

 

 

New Riding in Tandem Ordinance Takes Effect in Mandaluyong City, Gets Criticisms on Social Media