Law enforcers will again start to arrest motorcyclists caught without helmets in Tagbilaran City as the city government will strictly enforce the Helmet Law anew.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Geesnell â€œBabaâ€ Yap said that the national law will be observed over a city ordinance which allows motorcyclists to remove helmets upon reaching the provinceâ€™s capital.
It is stipulated in the said ordinance that motorcycle drivers and passengers are not required to wear helmets and are only permitted to use open-faced protective headgear.
The ordinance was enacted as part of the city governmentâ€™s bid to prevent crimes carried out by suspects who ride in tandem and have helmets on to hide their identities.
However, the chief of the police Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Senior Insp. Saturnino Sedigo, previously announced that the Helmet Law will strictly be implemented in Bohol including Tagbilaran City.
The HPG and traffic enforcers will start to enforce the national law next week and after the public has been properly informed on its implementation.
In accordance with the city ordinance, motorcyclists are required to use open-face helmets in Tagbilaran City.
Those with full-face helmets will be flagged down by authorities in Tagbilaran City for identity verification.
The HPG started to mull the strict implementation of the national law in Bohol amid a continued high incidence of traffic accidents in the province which resulted inÂ severe injuries and deaths. (Allen Doydora)Â