The Philippines to Ban Motorcycles

Lawmakers in The Philippines have submitted a bill to ban motorcycles on all main roads, thoroughfares and national highways in the country....

Lawmakers in The Philippines have submitted a bill to ban motorcycles on all main roads, thoroughfares and national highways in the country.

The move goes back to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), that proclaimed motorcycle accidents as a "Public Health Epidemic". So to do their part in curbing this epidemic, legislators want to take away the motorcycles.

According to All Headline News...
"Nearly 1.2 million persons die of road traffic accidents every year, 40 percent of which are under 25 year-olds," Santiago said.

Santiago noted that young motorcyclists make up a significant percentage of injuries and fatalities among road users in many Asian countries.

"Reports identified over-speeding, non-use of helmets, risk-taking behavior, and drunk-driving as contributing factors to the rising trend of traffic accidents," Santiago said.
While this is The Philippines, and not the United States, the facts are that motorcycles are more heavily relied upon in The Philippines than the USA. This could be something we'll be dealing with here in the States should motorcycle usage continue to increase.

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