DTI to issue ICC stickers for motorcycle helmet in Quezon towns
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Sept 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Quezon provincial office is accepting applications for issuance of Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers for helmets.
Leila Cabreros, chief of business regulation and consumer welfare division of DTI Quezon, said issuance of ICC stickers on helmet is in line with Republic Act No. 10054, an act mandating all motorcycle riders to wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving and providing penalties thereof.
Cabreros also said DTI and Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) has adopted Philippine National Standard (PNS)/ UN ECE 22 2007, a uniform provisions concerning the approval of protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passengers of motorcycles and mopeds.
In this regard, helmets and visors being sold to the public should be safe, hence once passed on the quality test and ICC stickers are affixed on the helmets prior to selling.
The Department of Transportation and Communications deferred the strict implementation of its law enforcement functions under R.A 10054 and its IRR.
LTO checks on motorcycle riders wearing helmets with ICC stickers by January 1, 2013 instead of August 1, 2012.
Meanwhile, DTI teams will conduct issuance of ICC stickers on helmet in Catanauan, Quezon on September 7; Gumaca, Quezon on September 11; Infanta, Quezon on September 13; Calauag, Quezon on September 18 and Candelaria, Quezon on September 20.
Issuance of ICC stickers is held also every day at DTI, Quezon Provincial Office located at second floor, LGCTI building, Grand Terminal Complex, Ilayang Dupay Lucena City.
Cabreros added that motorcycle riders who will violate RA 10054 will be penalized. Violators will pay penalty of P1,500 for first offense; P3,000 for second offense; P5,000 for third offense; while P10,000 for fourth and succeeding offense and confiscation of driverâ€™s license. (CPG/RMO-PIA4A, Quezon)
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