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    May be apples and oranges but, I just spent about 3 weeks in Vietnam. In Hanoi they have 1,000,000 registered motor bikes. In Saigon theres even more. we traveled the country top to bottom and in all the time we were there i did not see one motor bike belching smoke, same with the cars and busses and even trucks. If they can do it there they could do it here. Unfortunately the "want" tp do it isn't here.

    BTW every one everywhere wears helmets. And no noise pollution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfotoguy View Post
    May be apples and oranges but,.
    no, just a developing country with a 3rd world country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoody View Post
    no way to do that... the only time the Philippines acts as a country is during boxing of a congressman or when an alien makes a critical note and everybody screams out loud. other than that it is an archipelago put together by military force under one name. that historically never worked out anywhere in the world, unless you overpower all "natives" and build a new race over the next few hundred years.

    Here we have a lot of "micro-kingdoms" and as further they are away from Manila as less they care what is said there, (often correct to do so, as Manila also does not care a lot either).

    However, the multiple threads about this topic show a interesting picture. While many aliens (including me) basically admit that it is pretty foolish and against any common sense not to wear a helmet, our few local members blame others or find excuses why not to wear it. from: "I don't wear helmet because it is a un(forgot that ridiculous word) law, so i am against it" to the most stupidest "we can't afford"
    Leadership starts from the top, and not the bottom up. When leaders are more concerned about $$ and getting re-elected than doing the job the people elected them to do government becomes a joke.

    Enforcement of rules and laws comes down to ethics and morals. Too many here (and worldwide!) are concerned with the above instead of enforcement and doing their job correctly!

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    Unfortunately most do not want it, and that includes the leadership here.

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    Why make it easy when you can make it difficult:
    Helmet registration system explained - Manila Standard Today - Daily news, current events, latest news in the Philippines - Manila Standard Today
    For Dumaguete an amended, modified system is in the pipeline.

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    The problem i see with the helmet law is the gov needs to use its
    buying power to help the people to afford.when a person only makes 4 dollars a day or less they are having a hard enough time just surviving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vandykr View Post
    The problem i see with the helmet law is the gov needs to use its
    buying power to help the people to afford.when a person only makes 4 dollars a day or less they are having a hard enough time just surviving!
    cellphone
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    .... all affordable from 4 dollars...

    if i get only 1 peso for each
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    If they would have started all this, say, 15 years ago, no one would have a problem today, there were only a handful of Motorbikes around then and it would have been easy to implement the Helmet law. Now you have all this young kids riding and you will not get them to cooperate, they will not understand why they should, them being invincible and made of steel...
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    When can we get a "Turn on your headlight and taillight" law in place? I really don't care if someone elects not to wear a helmet. That is up to them and doesn't effect me. But riding with no lights effects every other motorist on the road. That is what they should concentrate their enforcement on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneyemr View Post
    When can we get a "Turn on your headlight and taillight" law in place? I really don't care if someone elects not to wear a helmet. That is up to them and doesn't effect me. But riding with no lights effects every other motorist on the road. That is what they should concentrate their enforcement on.
    A properly working headlight and tail light doesn't contribute to your safety but on the contrary a helmet does, at least that is how the law makers in Manilla see it and the LTO in this city.
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