Cavite eyes color code for motorcycle helmets

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THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Cavite is eyeing ways to reduce motorcycle crimes using the color-coded helmets bearing the plate numbers of the motorcycle units used by the driver.

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The SP of Cavite tackled this issue lengthily during the morning session on Sunday with the Republic Act (RA) 10054 or the Motorcycle Act of 2009 as the priority agenda.

The crime volume from January to September 2013 has increased by 559, or 15.09 percent as compared to the volume committed during the comparative period of 2012.

Vice Gov. and Presiding Officer Jolo Revilla invited the Cavite Philippine National Police (PNP), Land Transportation Office, traffic enforcers, local government officials, members of motorcycle groups and members of media in the public hearing held at Executive Building of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Capitol in Trece Martires, Cavite

The SP board members said that the measure should be approved and signed by the governor this will prevent and reduce motorcycle crimes in the province.

“We have to do something for the protection of our citizens. We have a population of 3.8 million, one of the largest in the country and if we need to progress we must have a peaceful environment,” it added.

Under the proposed provincial ordinance sponsored by Board Member Teofilo Lara of Lone District of Dasmarinas City, motorcycle riders have to tag their motorcycle plate number at the back of their helmets using a reflectorized paint, each letter and number should have a minimum height of 2.5 inches and width of 0.5 inch for clearer visibility and faster identification with a color code assigned per district.

The color per district is as follow: Red (district 1), yellow (district 2), blue (district 3), black (district 4), orange (district 5), green (district 6) and sky blue (district 7).

Revilla said that inquiries and concerns of ordinary citizens will be addressed in the next public hearing on Monday or Saturday.

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