New Amended Memorandum Order for Motorcycles
In response, the LTO-Manila issued another memorandum order amending these revised AHS 2008-15.
The amended order contains these revised rules and regulations, which read hereunder:
After a series of public consultation with stakeholders, the following revisions of Administrative Order No. AHS 2008-15 are hereby promulgated for the observance of all concerned:
1. A licensed operator of a motorcycle or scooter shall be referred to as “rider.”
2. Horn, brake, side mirror, headlight and turn signals are not accessories but are basic and vital parts of the motorcycles and scooter.
SectionVI of ASHS-2008 shall read thus: Only one back rider shall be allowed on a motorcycle or scooter who must be provided with a scat and foot rest.
3. The motorcycle or scooter shall not carry a cargo, the width of which is more that 2 ft from the side of the motorcycle and the height shall not be higher than the height of the rider when seated on the motorcycle.
4. The aforesaid provision allowing only one back rider shall be mandatory only along national and city roads while awaiting the result of the study on its applicability along municipal and barangay roads based on the classification of roads and travel demand.
Section XIU (a) of AHS-2008 shall read thus: For failure of rider and/or back rider to wear helmet, a fine of one thousand five hundred pesos (P500.00) with accessory penalty of driver/rider attending a seminar on traffic safety management to be conducted by the LTO.
There shall be a five-year moratorium imposed on the mandatory use of prescribed standard of helmet effective September 30, 2008.
Implementation of the requirement of the prior approval of the LTO and DTI on codifying original standard design of a motorcycle or scooter is hereby suspended together.
Wearing ordinary closed shoes while operating motorcycle shall not be penalized.
All previous orders and issuances inconsistent with the amended order have been revoked and suspended, according to Suansing in his amended memorandum.