this ordinance is from iloilo city i think this ordinance is the same all over the philippines
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CT MANDATING ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS TO WEAR STANDARD PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS WHILE DRIVING
A water station employee broke his head in a road accident last weekend.
Ryan James Mendoza could have been saved from death only if he used his helmet upon riding his motorcycle.
To curb the growing cases of death due to road accidents, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Land Transportation Office in the region urged Ilonggos to use standard protective helmets while driving.
This is based on the provisions of Republic Act No. 100054 or an "Act mandating all motorcycle riders to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving and providing penalties therefore."
Marlon Velez, head of LTO's Operation Division, said effective July 30, all motorcycle drivers and back riders are mandated to wear only standard helmets while driving on any type of roads and highways.
Velez noted that motorcycle riders can choose between full-face and half-face helmets as long as they are DTI-marked.
He also reminded Ilonggos that "children below 10 years old are not allowed to ride any motorcycle."
Meanwhile, DTI Regional Director Dominic Abad said that only standard helmets marked with import commodity clearance (ICC) or product standards (PS) marks will be allowed in the market.
Abad noted there are 51 imported protective helmets that are available in the market and one that is locally manufactured.
Based on the joint Administrative Order of the Department of Transportation and Communication and DTI, both drivers and business establishments using sub-standard helmets will be penalized.
Drivers caught not using their helmets will face the following sanctions: P1,500 for first offense, P3,000 for second offense, P5,000 for third offense and P10,000 for succeeding offenses and confiscation of driver's license.
Stores selling substandard helmets or those without ICC and PS mark will also face the following sanctions: P3,000 and P5,000 for the first and second offense.
Meanwhile, DTI-Iloilo Director Wilhem Malones noted that there are almost 10 stores that are already selling standards helmets in Iloilo City.
He also added that DTI is already in close coordination with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and Bureau of Customs.*
BRANDS OF HELMETS AND VISORS ISSUED WITH ICC
BRAND OF LOCALLY MANUFACTURED HELMETS AND VISORS ISSUED WITH PS