Vice mayor, councilors file TRO vs Helmet law-A A +A
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
TOGETHER with four city councilors, Dumaguete City Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova said they already submitted a position paper before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 44 Judge Neceforo Enot against the implementation of the Helmet law.
Cordova believed that the Court will grant the injunction case to stop the implementation of the Republic Act 10054 or the Mandatory Helmet Act.
The position paper, the vice mayor said, is a summary of legal issues and arguments to reply of the counter sworn statement filed by the respondents.
Cordova, however, said they are still waiting for the decision of the Court and hoping to get favorable result before August 1.
The full and strict implementation of the Helmet law will start on August
1, a top official of Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Dumaguete City said.
“Unless there will be temporary restraining order issued by the court,
there will be no stopping in the implementation of the helmet law,” said
LTO district chief Roland Ramos.
Ramos said Helmet law provides that any motorcycle-rider who fails to wear standard crush helmet will be penalized P1,500 for the first offense, P3,000 for the second offense.
Ramos also warned motorcycle-riders who wear sub-standard helmet will be penalized P3,000. (VLC)