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N/A | National Philipine riders are about to get royally shafted with hi viz to help prevent crime.

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' started by robsalvv, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=66533

    City Ordinance pushes for reflectorized vest with plate number for motorcycle riders

    MARIKINA CITY, December 3 (PIA) -- The City Council of Marikina is pushing an ordinance mandating all motorcycle drivers and backriders to wear reflectorized vests displaying the motorcycle’s plate number in the wake of increasing crime incidents involving motorcycles.

    According to Marikina Chief of Police Senior Superintendent Gabriel Lopez, the ‘riding in tandem’ has been active in the past few months where the team’s modus operandi is to hold-up people on streets.

    Lopez added that when the victim resist, the hold-uppers will hack them with a 20-inch knife then they will escape riding a motorcycle.

    “It has been hard for the police to identify the suspects in a motorcycle-involved crime since a motorcycle only has one plate at its rear end. By wearing reflectorized vests, it will be easier for the authorities to identify them,” said Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman.

    In line with this, City Councilor Frankie Ayuson’s authored Pro. Ordinance No. 11-307 Series of 2011 which will be later called as the “Motorcycle Reflectorized Vest Ordinance of 2011.”

    The proposed ordinance will require that the reflectorized vests bearing the plate number of the motorcycle to have a readable font size of four (4) inches in height.

    Once approved, violators will face a fine of P500 for the first offense; P1,000 for the second; P1,500 for the third; and P2,500 plus confiscation of the driver’s license for the fourth and succeeding offenses.

    The City Council is currently holding public hearing prior to the passage of the ordinance.
    Meanwhile, the city government said funds that will be generated from the penalties shall be allocated to the motorcycle road safety programs of Marikina. (Marikina-PIO/RJB/JEG-PIA-NCR)

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    As if the crims are going to wear vests with the right plate numbers. :roll:

  2. The City Council is currently holding public hearing prior to the passage of the ordinance. [sic]

    Be interesting to see footage of the hearing.

    Beggars belief how fucking stupid some people in power are.
  3. Actually my uncle and his son got held up the same way...............but instead of a knife, a gun was pointed at them and shot. Luckily they missed...............its very easy to escape using a motorcycle and easier still to loose track of them.................
  4. I don't think anyone here is questioning that it happens, just how ineffective and discriminatory the law will be. By the same logic, everyone should wear a vest with their own ID number and naturally the crims would use the correct number wouldn't they?
  5. Yep, this kind of thinking is the slippery slope to tattooed ID... After all the argument from the beige goes that if you are not doing anything wrong you've got nothing to hide.

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    Tapatalking loud, saying somethin'
  6. Should think from a safety aspect this will be a good thing............after all,

    .... be easier to see them of a night time with hi-vis on...:rolleyes:
  7. Beige logic at its finest... Those who stab and steal do not hold high regard for the law. They will falsify their vests or just not wear them. No advantage, huge inconvenience.
  8. How embarrassing for their country.
  9. Oh I bet they'll next have motorcycles required NOT to have their headlights on because it's actually brighter than the hi-vis vest when looking at a moto head on....](*,)
    They don't see the headlights so why would they see the vests...
  10. Next (non)newsworthy item are a slew of bike riders being held up so they can steal their plates and jackets.