NEW LAW BANS SMALL CHILDREN FROM RIDING MOTORCYCLES STARTING May 19
Starting this Friday, May 19, small children will no longer be allowed to ride as passengers on motorcycles, as authorities will begin fully implementing Republic Act 10666, otherwise known as the Children's Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015.
Only children whose feet can reach the foot peg, could wrap their arms around the driver’s waist, and wears protective gear such as a helmet may be allowed to ride on a motorcycle with an adult.
Under the RA 10666, any person driving a two-wheeled motorcycle can no longer take a child for a ride along public roads where the volume of vehicle traffic is heavy, or where there is high-density of fast-moving vehicles, and where the speed limit is more than 60 kilometers per hour.
Violators will face a penalty of P3,000 for the first offense, P5,000 for the second, P10,000 and a one-month suspension of his or her license for the third, and the automatic revocation of the offender driver's license.