PROHiBITING ANY PERSON FROM ALLOWING CHILDREN 12 YEARS OLD AND
BELOW TO RIDE AT THE BACK OF A MOTORCYCLE WHEN TRAVELLING
ALONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ROADS
Int roduced By SEN. VICENTE C. SOTTO
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in
SECTION L Shor t Title.: This Act shall be known as "Prohibition on Children Riding
Motorcycles Act of201O"
SECTION 2. Declaration of Policy.- It is the policy of the state to defend the right of
children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all
forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other conditions prejudicial to their
SECTION 3. Definitions.- For purposes of this Act, the following terms shall mean:
(A) Motorcycle- is any two-wheeled motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use
of the rider, designed to travel along public and private roads.
(B) Publ i c Roads - roads designated by the national government or local government
units as roads for public use such as but not limited to national highways,
provincial roads, city, municipal and barangay streets.
(C) Pr iva t e Roads - roads not considered as public roads but where public transport
are allowed and thus having vehicular traffic.
(D)CbiJdren- shall refer to any person twelve (12) years old and below
SECTION 4. Prohibition- I t shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a
motorcycle on a national highway or provincial, local or barangay road i f he has a
passenger under the age of Twelve (12) years old thereon.
SECTION 5. Exception.- Nothwithstanding the prohibition provided in the preceding
section, this act shall not apply to the acts committed in remote places or provinces
wherein there is no considerable vehicular traffic and where motorcycles are the only
means of transportation. I t shall likewise not apply to emergency cases or situations
wherein riding a motorcycle is the sole means of reaching the hospital.
SECTION 6. Penalties.- Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this act
shall be penalized as follows:
The first time offender shall be fined with an amount not exceeding Five
Thousand Pesos (p5,000.00); Ten Thousand Pesos (p1O,000.00) for the second offense
and Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,OOO.OO) for the third and succeeding offenses.
SECTION 7. Implementing Rules and Regulations.- As the lead agency, the Land
Transportation Office (LTO) shall formulate the Implementing Rules and Regulations
(IRR) of this Act within ninety (90) days after its effectivity.
SECTION 8. Separability Oause.- I f for any reason any section or provision of this Act
is declared unconstitutional, other provisions hereof which are not effected thereby shall
continue to be in full force and effect.
SECTION 9. Repealing Oause.- Any laws, decrees, or rules and regulations which are
inconsistent with or contrary to the provisions of the Act are hereby amended or repealed.
SECTION 10. Effectivity Oause.- This Act shall take effect upon its publication in at
least two (2) national newspapers of general circulation.
AN ACT PROHIBITING ANY PERSON FROM ALLOWING CHILDREN 12 YEARS OLD AND BELOW TO RIDE AT THE BACK OF A MOTORCYCLE WHEN TRAVELLING ALONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ROADS