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Motorcycle Back Rider Shield Enforcement

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by Rye83, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Rye83

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    I was stopped today at Hypermart and told I needed a shield between myself and my gf. They told her to get a trike, I said we didn't have any money and we would go back to Valencia. Turned around back towards Valencia and made the next left at the gas station to go towards Banilad and went around the checkpoint and carried on to downtown. No idea where to even buy one of these dangerous shields, nor do I care to waste my time finding out or going to go buy one.

    There are many side streets to get around the checkpoints no matter where they are in the city. Carry on, business as usual.
     
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    Show them the shields on your helmets, tell them a 3rd won't make a difference. I know, I know, I am as frustrated as everyone else.
     
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    They don't make the rules, they likely know it is BS as well.
     
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    Are these shields a Covid thing?
     
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    They are. But only for a filipino brain.

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    A rare visit to town and watched for a while at the checkpoint,saw a bike with a cardboard sheild and another with roof insulation which even the enforcers were laughing at. Never ever will one of those dangerous things ever go on my bike.
    Just ride on through.
     
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    To the inventor of the backrider shield:
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    Got another one from the wife that was on her media contacts. They were using a banana leaf. As I say, it isn't more fun in the Philippines, You have to see it to believe it.
     
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    First time I heard of it was this thread.

    Wife thinks whoever approved it must be making money out of this just.
     
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    It is a bit more complicated than us foreigners moaning about "not putting a shield" on our bikes.
    Obviously, the whole thing isn't meant to deter people from transporting a member of their own household; it is meant to allow the "habal habal" thing (taking random paying passengers on a bike without sidecar) with some degree of infection safety.
    While I don't think habal habal rides are a big thing within the Dumaguete area, they are elsewhere, and plenty people rely on it for their income.
    Obviously, if the income aspect wasn't an issue, it would be much better to require driver and passenger to carry a photo ID and proof that they live together (e.g. a certificate from the barangay captain) than to enforce those shields.
    As for the effectiveness, I am more concerned about the little plastic separators onboard jeepneys not being effective than about bike rider/passenger infection risks even without a shield.
     
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