‘No shield, no motorcycle pillion riding’ rule yet in Bacolod City

first_imgCommittee on Transportation chairman Councilor Dindo Ramos, for his part, said the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved a measure allowing pillion riding during this quarantine period but for immediate family members only. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico said the order, which took effect on July 20, cannot be carried out here if they have not yet received the implementing rules and regulations (IRR). According to the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, the driver and pillion rider must be a couple (either married or live-in partners). Pico explained that the IRR is very important as it provides the order’s proper guidelines. BACOLOD City – Authorities in this city have yet to implement Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) new order on motorcycle pillion riding.The new regulation requires the installation on motorcycles of either a prototype plastic shield as proposed by Bohol governor Arthur Yap or a barrier designed by motorcycle ride-hailing platform Angkas.center_img This July 9, 2020 file photo shows a back riding couple. The government’s task force on the coronavirus disease earlier allowed pillion rides for couples as long as there are protective barriers installed on the motorcycle. PNA/ROBERT OSWALD ALFILER Shields are being required for the protection of both the drivers and back-riders from contracting SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019. Ramos claimed that the barrier is not necessary for the driver and back-rider as it might put their lives in danger./PNlast_img

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