Gov. Yap clarified Dividers in Bohol is no longer mandatory

Date posted on July 13, 2020
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Governor Arthur Yap clarified Friday that the use of a protective divider between the driver and passenger of motorcycles is no longer mandatory.

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap

The statement of the governor came after mounting criticisms from the public surfaced ranging from the physical risk to monetary consideration.

The Bohol motoring who public said that the mounting of the acrylic divider will pose danger especially if the motorcycles will be cruising beyond 50 khp. Other motorists said spending P700 plus for the divider is too much amidst this time when thousands are jobless.

Earlier, a prototype was done by the provincial government was picked up and approved by the National Inter Agency Task Force.

Governor Yap’s proposal for backriding that was approved by IATF

DILG Sec. Eduardo Año announced on national media that backriders will be allowed only if they have these dividers mounted in their motorcycles.  He likewise announced the lifting on the ban on backriders in motorcycles specifying that couples be allowed.

However, Gov. Yap made a categorical pronouncement last Friday that backriders are not yet allowed in the province pending the formal release of the guidelines from the national IATF.

Source: Bohol Chronicles

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