The Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (HPG) is set to again strictly enforceÂ the Motorcycle Helmet Law in Bohol in a bid to prevent fatal road accidents.
According to Police Senior Insp. Saturnino Sedigo, HPG Bohol chief, motorcyclists will be required to wear helmets when driving in all parts of the province.
He said that motorcyclists should accustom themselves to driving with helmets to avoid having to pay hefty fines if they are caught by HPG personnel.
Sedigo noted that traffic-related incidents mostly comprise non-index crimes committed in the province.
Based on the latest report of the Provincial Peace and Order Council, there were 87 road accidents recorded in the month of August.
However, Sedigo said that it was a big improvement as 215 traffic-related incidents were recorded in the previous month of July, noting that number of accidents plummeted by 60 percent in August.
Currently, the wearing of helmets is not strictly observed in the province.
Sedigo said that most motorcyclists, including those in Tagbilaran City, are not used to wearing helmets, prompting the HPG to mull the strict implementation of the Motorcycle Helmet Law. (Allen Doydora)