Moto Riding is Wheelie Dangerous, so GEAR UP! : Petition to mandate full gear for riders

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According  to the Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA), an average of 66 accidents daily occur in the Metro Manila and most of which are motorcycle related. In the year 2015, the Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System confirmed that motorcycles have the “highest fatality accident rate” with a total of 262 fatalities. An individual may evade this unfortunate scenario but one cannot guarantee that he/she will not acquire injuries.

 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30% of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries happens to the bones of the leg and feet. In a usual accident, the femur and the tibia are the bones which are most likely to break since it may hit the handlebars with force.

As stated by the CDC, the next common location for non-fatal injuries happens to the neck and head, accounting to 22% of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries. The head is the most important part of the human body therefore wearing a helmet is a must for motorcycle riders. Helmets should be worn when riding a motorcycle for it protects your head from such injuries. 

This petition asks the support of the Motorcycle Rights Organization of the Philippines (MRO) to encourage the lawmakers to formulate a law that mandates the riders to wear the following:
          helmet, gloves, goggles, knee and elbow guards, pants

As of today, only helmets are required and we believe that this is not enough. After all, this is all for the welfare of the riders. 

We won't get tyred of reminding you!


References:

Driver Knowledge Tests. Retrieved from: http://www.driverknowledgetests.com/resources/common-injuries-motorbike-riders-suffer/

Gagalac, R. (2016). 66 motorcycle accidents recorded daily in Metro Manila. Retrieved from: http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/metro-manila/03/09/16/66-motorcycle-accidents-recorded-daily-in-metro-manila

Hinchliffe, M. (2016). Most common motorcycle crash injuries. Retrieved from: https://motorbikewriter.com/common-motorcycle-crash-injuries/

Siler, W. (2013). What Body Parts Will You Most Likely Injure In a Motorcycle Crash. Retrieved from: https://rideapart.com/articles/body-parts-will-likely-injure-motorcycle-crash

Zurbano, J. (2016). Motorcycles No. 1 killer. Retrieved from: http://thestandard.com.ph/news/metro/202613/-motorcycles-no-1-killer-.html

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