Cavite eye­ing open-face hel­met, mo­tor­cy­cle speed limit or­di­nance

Manila Bulletin - - Luzon News - By AN­THONY GIRON

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite — The mem­bers of Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lalaw­igan (SP or Pro­vin­cial Board) “ap­proved in prin­ci­ple” the open-face hel­met and mo­tor­cy­cle speed limit or­di­nances in a bid to de­ter ridin­gin-tan­dem (RIT) in­ci­dents as well as safe­guard rid­ers from ac­ci­dents in the area.

The board mem­bers said that the pro­posed or­di­nances were ap­proved on sec­ond read­ing dur­ing the pre­vi­ous reg­u­lar Mon­day ses­sion.

The twin or­di­nances are ex­pected to be ap­proved on third and fi­nal read­ing in the next ses­sion days and may be im­ple­mented in the next two months.

The mea­sures, tagged as “ur­gent,” were au­thored by First Dis­trict Board Mem­ber Gil­bert Vil­lanueva Gan­dia, chair­man of the Com­mit­tee on Trans­porta­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and co-spon­sored by all SP mem­bers.

Cavite Gover­nor Je­sus Crispin C. Remulla had asked ear­lier the board mem­bers to fast track the mea­sures in re­sponse to RIT at­tack re­ports and the spike of road ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing mo­tor­cy­cles in the turf.

The open-face hel­met and mo­tor­cy­cle speed limit mea­sures are con­tained in sep­a­rate or­di­nances that un­der­went scru­tiny and public hear­ings.

Once ap­proved, mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ers would have to wear only hel­mets show­ing their faces and limit the travel speed to 20-30 kilo­me­ters per hour in town pobla­cion or sec­ondary roads and 40-60 kph on main roads or high­ways.

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