Cavite eyeing open-face helmet, motorcycle speed limit ordinance
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.