LTO slaps fine, 1-year license application disqualification vs shirtless motorcycle riders in viral video

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a P3,000-fine for two riders, whose videos of riding shirtless recently went viral over social media.


  • How will the Land Transportation Office prevent the two riders from securing a driver’s license while being penalized with the said one-year disqualification?

    According to LTO Intelligence and Investigation Division Officer-In-Charge Renan Melitante, the riders will be tagged with “alarm in-person.”
  • What traffic regulations have the motorcycle owners violated?

    Per the agency, the motorcycle owners now face violations of Republic Act (RA) 10054, LTO Administrative Order No. AHS-2008-015, and Section 27a of RA 4136.
  • Per the agency, the aforementioned riders who were filmed riding without proper gear (shirt, jacket, pants, and closed shoes) were also found to have no driver’s licenses.

    On that note, the LTO said that the two riders will be disqualified from applying for a driver’s license for one year.

    LTO Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Renan Melitante said that the two will be tagged with “alarm in-person.” The division OIC pointed out that prior to the issuance of a driver’s license, an applicant must secure a student’s permit, which requires clearance and evaluation from the IID.

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    The owners of the motorcycles also faced violations of Republic Act 10054 or Failure to Wear Standard Protective Motorcycle Helmet; Section XI (e) of the LTO Administrative Order No. AHS-2008-015 or Failure to Wear Flip Flops, Sandals or Slippers or Being Bare Footed While Operating Motorcycles or Scooters; and Section 27a of RA 4136 or Improper Person to Operate a Motor Vehicle.

    Meanwhile, LTO Chief Jose Arturo Tugade stressed that riders and drivers should always respect traffic rules and regulations for everyone’s safety.

    Photos from Land Transportation Office - Philippines Facebook page

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