LTO: No restraining order vs helmet law-A A +A
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Dumaguete City will implement the helmet law starting August 2012.
Roland Ramos, LTO district chief, said no temporary restraining order (TRO) was issued by any branch of the court against the implementation of the Republic Act 10054 or Helmet Law.
“Unless there will be TRO issued by the court, there will be no stopping in the implementation of helmet law,” said Ramos Monday.
A group of councilor from Dumaguete City earlier filed an injunction case against top officials of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and LTO, following a signature campaign that gathered more than a thousand against the helmet law.
Ramos is included as one of the respondents in the case filed by Councilors Antonio Remollo, Manuel Arbon, Joe Kenneth Arbas and Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova.
The LTO district chief also said there are politicians who requested him to stop the implementation on August 1. He, however, refused to name the politicians but said nobody can stop the implementation but the court.
RA 10054 provides that any motorcycle-rider who failed to wear standard helmet will be penalized P1,500 for the first offense, P3,000 for the second offense and getting higher upon violation of the law.
Ramos also warned motorcycle-rider who wear sub-standard helmet will be fined P3,000.