HPG eyes half-faced hel­mets to curb crime

The Philippine Star - - METRO - Em­manuel Tupas

The Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice’s High­way Pa­trol Group (HPG) is push­ing for an amend­ment of Repub­lic Act 10054 or the Mo­tor­cy­cle Hel­met Act to ad­dress killings per­pe­trated by mo­tor­cy­clerid­ing crim­i­nals.

HPG spokesper­son Se­nior In­spec­tor Jem Del­lantes said yes­ter­day they have sub­mit­ted a pro­posal to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­quir­ing rid­ers of mo­tor­cy­cles below 400cc to wear half-faced hel­mets.

“If they will wear half-faced hel­mets, we can eas­ily see the face of the driver,” Del­lantes said in a press brief­ing.

Rid­ers us­ing big mo­tor­cy­cles can still use full-faced hel­mets as most of those in­volved in rid­ing-in-tan­dem killings use mo­tor­bikes below 400cc.

“Hope­fully, they will con­sider the po­si­tion pa­per sub­mit­ted by the HPG,” said Del­lantes.

PNP chief Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Ron­ald dela Rosa vowed to erad­i­cate mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing crim­i­nals, which he said put the en­tire po­lice force in a bad light. –

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