Motorbike riding seminars

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MOTORCYCLE LANE. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard implements the motorcycle lane traffic scheme Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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Two-day seminars on the basics of motorcycle riding and safety will be held on September 15-16 and September 29-30 at the Land Transportation Office head office on East Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City.

The Suzuki Motorcycle Safety Learn to Ride Program is being held by the LTO, the Motorcycle Philippines Federation (MCPF) and Suzuki Philippines.

The two-day seminar will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for both schedules. All the participants who will pass the driving exam on the second day will receive certificates of completion which can be presented to the LTO when applying for a restriction 1 nonprofessional driver’s license.

The first day of the seminar consists of a lecture about motorcycle riding basics, including proper protective gears, handling, balancing, starting the engine, throttle control, and start and stop exercises. The second day focuses on advanced lessons. These include the use of the headlights, mirrors, how to shift gears, and riding techniques about the posture of the rider when driving and taking turns.  Suzuki Philippines will provide riding instructors and personnel for the assistance of the participants.

The Learn to Ride Program is part of Suzuki’s corporate social responsibility efforts in helping reduce the incidence of motorcycle-related accidents in the country.

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  • TagaMlang

    I have few suggestions to LTO as follows:

    1.  Set a speed limit to motorcycles, say max 60KPH;
    2.  Set a standard for the mufflers.  Apprehend too noisy motorcycles;
    3.  Motorcycles must have only 2 maximum riders;
    4.  Motorcycles must have side mirrors.  Apprehend drivers who remove the side mirrors;
    5.  Headlights of motorcycles must be on at all times so other drivers can better see them; and
    6   If possible, the LTO must assign a specific lane for the motorcycles.  Maybe inside lane or the outer lane.  Wherever it is, motorcycles must be confined to that lane only.

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