|My helmet with the required ICC sticker.|
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Wearing Of Prescribed Helmets
Now, with the Motorcycle Helmet Act (Republic Act No. 10054), mandating all motorcycle riders to wear the standard motorcycle helmet that complies with the specifications issued by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), riding would be a lot safer. All riders, the driver and back riders or passengers, shall therefore wear helmets with the Philippine Standard (PS) mark or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker, otherwise they will be penalized accordingly when caught by authorities.
So, I was very glad when DTI representatives were requested and came to our company for the ICC stickers. My old helmet was checked by their representative, and since it was still in good condition and its brand was in their list, an ICC sticker was given. For that, I need not buy a new one.
Here are some of the DTI accepted brands: Voltz, AGV, Space Crown, VCAN, Tanked, Index, Ben-2, GPX, MRC, HPH, Ainon, KOR, KOR HF, Nexx, Xpot, Caberg, KBC, LS2, Nolan, Shoei, Zeus, Hongying Bio, Zebra, Carting, GDR, HNJ, Spyder, Bio/H, HJC, AM, Yamaha, LEV3, Sol, Exsol, Powercycle, Transcycle, Studds, Aray, Posh, Penguin, ST, SUN, Yema, AXA, Snell and KH. Visit your local DTI office or their website for the complete and updated list.
I concur and abide with this law, standard protective gears are for our own good and safety. Something that can prevent or at least minimize injuries during accidents and not merely a decorative riding outfit or just for compliance purposes in riding a motorcycle. It can save our lives and those riding with us. Drive safely everyone and may the Lord bless us in our travels.