Senate Bill requiring motorists undergo motorcycle safety training has been filed
Following a notable spike in the number of motorcycle-related incidents, Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito has filed a Senate Bill which requires motorists to undergo a mandatory motorcycle safety training before they are able to buy a motorcycle—news comes from Top Gear Philippines.
Dubbed “An Act Establishing A Mandatory Motorcycle Safety Training Program, and Providing Penalties Therefore,” the bill is drafted as a means to put a stop to the mounting incidents that involve two-wheelers. Of the matter, Senator Ejercito notes: “Motorcycle riders have been the top victims of road crashes in Metro Manila since 2010. In Metro Manila alone, the Accident Recording and Analysis System of the Metro Manila Development Authority reports that motorcycles rank first among vehicles that are involved in accidents.”
The Land Transportation Office has recorded more than a hundred thousand motorcycle-related incidents in 2017 in Metro Manila alone. This filing only makes sense, and we’ll be tailing this as it develops.