August 13, 2022

As riders, I’m certain we will all attest to the truth that bikes aren’t for everyone.

It may very well be the loud rumble of an inline-four, the youthful squidlings on their Suzuki GSX-R600s squirting round city making brief work of statistics, or the overall aesthetic of bike tradition.

Whichever the explanation, uneasiness can flip into downright dislike – and dislike might be harmful.

In line with a report from MotoPinas, a Filipino senator and boxer by the identify of Manny Paquiao has simply filed a invoice that can shield 17,000,000 motorists throughout the nation from discrimination within the Philippines.


The invoice, also called SB 2263, or “the Motorbike Rights and Security Act of 2021”, was created to extend consciousness of the unfairness motorbike riders should tolerate – particularly, laws surrounding shopping for, proudly owning, and using a motorbike, in addition to laws of the trades and cities supporting the rider.

The unhealthy prejudice towards motorbike using has made Filipino moto legal guidelines brutal for years now, with riders having to take care of motorcycle-only checkpoints, bans on expressways for bikes below 400cc, and a questionable ‘doble plaka’ legislation, which places a motorist at risk of a jail sentence if the bike is lacking a license plate. 

SB 2263, a new bill filed for the Philippines that protects motorists' rights

This mixed with aftermarket monopolies, small-town restrictions that forbid motorists from sporting helmets in sure areas, and corporations’ misuse of energy to create subjective interpretations for bikers have created a necessity for equality, respect, and security on the street. 

A person by the identify of Jobert Bolanos, with ties to the Motorbike Rights Group (MRO), has disclosed that it took 13 years for SB 2263 to turn out to be a actuality, for a lawmaker to step up and sponsor the invoice.

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SB 2263, a new bill filed for the Philippines that protects motorists' rights

With rights being a bigger precedence on the docket, Bolanos has excessive hopes for the nation. He says, “There shall be no extra subjective apprehensions, no extra violation of our property rights, no extra harassment for silly ordinances, native enforcement shall be correctly skilled and screened by the LTO on visitors guidelines and laws, authorized and legit aftermarket elements will not get us wrongfully apprehended, motorbike taxies shall be legalized, correct rider’s coaching shall be supplied, an goal and correct noise regulation shall be applied, the fitting security necessities shall be correctly outlined and enforced, and we will be acknowledged as who we really are, AN INTEGRAL PART OF SOCIETY…”

Fingers crossed that the invoice is handed, and motorists can expertise constant legal guidelines and laws throughout the Philippines.

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