Motorcycle Safety & Helmet Use.
Motorcycle Safety and Helmet Use
The second RS-RTD Series was focused for motorcycle riders and related support groups since the theme was about motorcycle safety and helmet use. In this forum, the participants shared not only their struggle in the implementation of the helmet law but also measures retrogressing the gains for motorcycle safety.
Around 24 participants attended the forum.
Speakers during the forum were partners from the Department of Trade and Industry - Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) and LDP Fellows involved in law enforcement. Also invited were the Quezon City and Parañaque Traffic Management Office.
From the forum, the motorcycle riders and related support groups were able to agree on a draft Declaration of Unity among the sector to be integrated to the final Declaration of Unity for Road Safety of all CSO/NGOs working on the issue. The forum was also able to initiative a preliminary research on the local government units that pass ordinances banning/reducing the use of helmets in the hope of curbing criminality.