No relation, no "back-ride" policy for motorcycle riders pushed by Senator Sotto

We’re all brothers and sisters in the Eyes of God

Do you like hugging your partner from behind while zooming towards the sunset on a motorbike? That may prove to be tricky soon, because according to a report by ABS-CBN on August 10 (Sunday), Senator Tito Sotto is pushing for a nationwide enforcement of the "no relation, no back-ride" ordinance in Mandaluyong.


Phrased differently, the ordinance prohibits people who are not related (by blood) from riding together on a motorbike. According to Senator Sotto, this will decrease "riding-in-tandem" incidents...unless the criminals are siblings, as one naysayer to the bill pointed out.


It is also unclear how officers of the law will check your relation to your passenger. Everyone’s a cousin!


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