A helmet or the head protective gears is necessary to shield riders from injuries that may also damage their brain. Motorcycle riders are the specific type of drivers who are required to wear this kind of protective gear not just for their own safety but the safety of their fellow riders, drivers, and pedestrian as well.
In the Philippines, we have the Republic Act 10054 otherwise known as the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 which oblige all motorcycle riders to wear standard headgear and penalize riders who will violate this law.
Section 3 Id of RA 10054 states: “All motorcycle riders, including drivers and back riders, shall at all times wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving, whether long or short drives, in any type of road and highway.”
The law also emphasizes that riders should not use just any kind of helmet, it should comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to make sure that they use quality-standard hear gears that will protect them in case of an accident.
Any motorcycle rider and his passenger who were caught riding without wearing a standard helmet will be punished with a fine of P1,500 to P10,000 and their license may also be confiscated upon the third offense.
Despite this strict rule concerning wearing helmets, there are still tons of violators who are not following this law and as if risking their lives for not wearing a helmet or even using substandard helmets that may cause more danger.
Just recently, another video or a rider who is wearing his helmet in an odd way went viral on social media.
In the video posted by Facebook user Jayson Basada Ramelo, two guys could be seen riding a motorcycle in the middle of the road.
The concerned fellow driver who also took the video seems to call the attention of both driver and his passenger because of the way the passenger wore his helmet.
At first, both of them were puzzled on why the other rider is calling their attention, and then the motorcycle driver looked back and checks his passenger’s helmet. To his surprise, his passengers are wearing it incorrectly which made him laugh a bit.
As soon as he realized that he is wearing it the wrong way, the passenger immediately took off the helmet, fixed it and wore it properly.
Watch the video below:
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Posted by Jayson Basada Ramelo on Thursday, September 20, 2018
It’s good to see that a fellow rider showed his concern to the other riders. So next time, make sure to wear your helmets properly to avoid this kind of awkward yet very funny situation.
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