Many parents will probably express relief with this new bill proposed to safeguard young children from risk of road accidents.
Children aged 12 years and below may soon be banned from riding motorcycles if a bill filed by Senator Vicente Sotto III is passed into law.
Sotto's Senate Bill 2609 prohibits any individual from allowing children aged 12 years and below from riding on the pillion seat--the seat behind the motorcycle rider--whether on a public or private road.
The actor-turned-senator said allowing children to ride on the pillion seat is considered reckless potentially endangers the lives of kids.
"Children are extremely vulnerable and at risk when riding at the backseat of a motorcycle," Sotto said. "Because of their tender age, their reflexes are different from adults and they may not be able to react rightly to some situations, thus their reactions may result in a situation that could cause them to fall and suffer injury or even death."