Manila councilor presses motorcycle safety regulations
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MANILA, Philippines—A Manila councilor is pushing for regulations regarding motorcycle use in a bid to ease road accidents and discourage crime in the city.

In a draft ordinance submitted for first reading this week, Councilor Joel Chua of Manila’s third district has come up with regulations that seek to address the high incidence of road accidents and crimes involving motorcycles.

Chua’s draft ordinance includes the following regulations:

* that only one rider at a time be allowed on a motorcycle;

* that motorcycle riders be banned from wearing more than one earphone attached to an audio device;

* that the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009, which requires riders to wear their helmets at all times, be strictly enforced; and

* that safety devices like side mirrors and properly working headlight, taillights or signal lights and fairly audible horns be strictly required of all motorcycles.

In an interview, Chua expressed hope that the ordinance, if approved, would discourage motorcycle-related crimes, particularly where suspects ride tandem, with at least one passenger seated behind the driver.

The draft ordinance also suggested prohibiting helmets with tinted face shields or any material “that restricts the full view or appreciation of the facial features of the owner or driver of the motorcycle”; and urged that all pla…………… continues on

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Motorcyclists must wear personal protective equipment
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By: Justin Creech/Staff writer |

Fort Belvoir residents and civilians who operate or ride a motorcycle on the installation must be in full-compliance with Fort Belvoir Regulation 190-5 while on the installation.

The regulation states that Soldiers will wear proper eye protection, full-fingered gloves, long trousers, long sleeved shirt or jacket. A high-visibility safety vest or jacket that is fluorescent in color (orange, yellow, green or pink), with retro-reflective qualities that can be seen from the front, sides, and rear, must be worn at all times.

Civilians who come on post must wear the same protective clothing specified for Soldiers when operating or riding a motorcycle, trikes or moped on Army installations or while on government business off the installation.

Active-duty or civilian operators, or riders not in full-compliance with FB 190-5 will be turned away at all entry gates.

“Soldiers and civilians coming on post have to be in full-compliance or they will not be allowed on the installation,” said Timothy Wolfe, Fort Belvoir chief of police.

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