Category
Select
Select a Category
Scooter
Underbone
Standard
Sport
Touring
Adventure
Dual Sport
Naked
Off-Road
Cruiser
Brand/Model
Select
Select a Brand/Model
        Price Range
        Select
        Below 100K
        100K-200K
        200K-300K
        300K-500K
        500K-1M
        Over 1M

        Senator Pacquiao wants the sales of aftermarket motorbike parts regulated

        Part of his proposed Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021
        by John Paulo Aguilera Jun 3, 2021
        PHOTO: Manny Pacquiao; Shutterstock

        Senator Manny Pacquiao recently filed Senate Bill 2263, otherwise known as the Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021.

        The proposed bill aims to “recognize, protect, and promote the rights of motorcycle owners and users to proper standards of ownership and use, to their safe operation, and to reasonable and responsive regulation of the trades supporting the said ownership and use,” according to the official document.


        Some parts of the Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act are ammendments of Republic Act 4136, or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code of 1964. One of the new provisions of Pacquiao bill’s is the stricter monitoring of the aftermarket parts and accessories trade.

        Aftermarket products, which should be sold by legal and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-registered sellers, must not:

        • negatively affect the safety and use and operation of a vehicle;
        • obstruct the vision of the driver or rider;
        • exceed the loading and carrying capacities of the vehicle;
        • prevent or restrict the proper operation of vehicle;
        • clearly endanger surrounding persons, vehicles and/or other road users;
        • cause a nuisance to the public; and
        • emit unacceptable levels of odor, smoke or noise.
        Continue reading below ↓

        The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will consult with the DTI, manufacturers, suppliers, technical experts, and shareholders for the aftermarket parts and accessories, as well as its installation, loading, and carrying limits on the motorbike. Aftermarket products will be made available after research, certification, and testing by the LTO for the safety of the rider and other road users.

        Continue reading below ↓
        Recommended Videos

        Modifications such as additions, adjustments, upgrades, and replacements of standard parts and components are allowed, as long as they follow the agency’s regulations. On the other hand, the LTO has to approve changes to numbered owner-identifying parts.

        Pacquiao said in his explanatory note: There is a loudening clamor for the State to assist in providing education and training in motorcycle use and safety protocols, and to provide technically correct, responsive and consistent laws and regulations that ensure order and safety, while miniizing conflict, confusion and misinterpretation.

        This bill seeks to recognize the rights of motorcycle riders and users, address their and  other vehicle drivers safety concerns, and regulate the industry that supports them.

        Continue reading below ↓

        Here’s the full copy of the bill from the senate’s official website:

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Continue reading below ↓

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Continue reading below ↓

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Continue reading below ↓

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Motorcycle Rights and Safety Act of 2021

        Continue reading below ↓

        See Also

        Top Bikes Philippines is now on Quento! Click here to download the app and enjoy more articles and videos from Top Bikes Philippines and your favorite websites.

        PHOTO: Manny Pacquiao; Shutterstock

      • Quiz Results

      • TopBikes Rating:
        /20

        Starts at ₱

        TopBikes Rating:
        /20
        Starts at ₱