The law mandates all motorcycle riders, drivers and back riders, to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving, whether long or short drives, in any type of road and highway at all times.
Standard protective motorcycle helmets are appropriate types of helmets for motorcycle riders that comply with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
TYPES OF HELMETS
- Open-Face (3/4)
Exempted are drivers of tricycles.
Any person caught not wearing the standard protective motorcycle helmet in violation of this Act shall be punished with a fine that includes:
First Offense – One thousand five hundred pesos (Php 1,500.00)
Second Offense – Three thousand pesos (Php 3,000.00)
Third Offense – Five thousand pesos (Php 5,000.00)
Fourth and Succeeding Offenses – Ten thousand pesos (Php 10,000.00) plus confiscation of the driver’s license.