TAN-AWA: NAg-uniform ug Pulis way suot nga helmet samtang nag-angkas ug motorsiklo kauban ang driver nga naka-helmet nga may tatak pulis, nasigpatan sa concern citizen sa LApaz Cortes.Ang balaud nagmando nga bisan kinsang magsakay ug motorsiklo kinahanglan magsuot ug Helmet.(Walay tingog ang video subay sa hangyo sa nagpadala)ADVERTISEMENT
Posted by Dyrd Bohol Ang Kasaligan on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The director of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO), Sr. Supt. Angeles Genorga, on Thursday ordered the investigation on a police officer who was spotted riding a motorcycle without helmet in Cortes town.
The incident drew the attention of the BPPO director through a photo and video that went viral over social media showing a helmet-less policeman riding as passenger of a motorcycle along Dela Paz, Cortes at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Less than 24 hours after Genorga issued the directive, another photo of a uniform-wearing policeman without a helmet while riding a motorcycle surfaced on Facebook on Friday. This time, the alleged violation allegedly took place in Loboc.
The images and footage were submitted by a concerned citizen to station dyRD.
According to Genorga, violators of the Helmet Law will be facing administrative charges.
The identities of the police officers have not yet been known however.
Last month, photos of a traffic enforcer and two police officers on board motorcycles in Tagbilaran City were also spread on social media.
The City Traffic Management Office personnel was ordered suspended but the two policemen’s identities have not yet been known.
Earlier this month, the BPPO officially implemented the Helmet Law across the province to address fatalities involving motorcycle accidents.
In Tagbilaran City, the wearing of helmets for motorcycle drivers and passengers was made mandatory in mid-March.
Officials in the province has had conflicting views on the implementation of the Helmet Law particularly in Tagbilaran City due to the rash of crimes carried out by motorcycle-riding suspects who covered their faces with helmets.
However, the rise in the number of fatal road accidents involving motorcyclists with no protective headgear prompted authorities to reconsider in favor of the use of helmets.
In an earlier statement, Tagbilaran City police chief Supt. Patricio Degay Jr. informed the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that 12 motorists who were not wearing helmets died due to road accidents in 2017.
According to Geñorga, BPPO personnel have also been mandated to wear helmets when riding motorcycles.
“We must set as the example. I would not allow any personnel going the street without helmet,” he said in a previous interview. (AD)