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    From DR1 News It is about time.

    Motoconchos exempt from new motorcycle restrictions
    After decades of a laissez-faire approach, the government announces that it will enforce new measures limiting motorcycle use to just one person. However, motorcycle-taxis, known here as motoconchos, are exempt from the rule. The measures also require both driver and passenger to wear helmets.

    The Land Transit Department (DGTT) issued the ban in Resolution 02-16, which goes into effect as of Monday, 15 August 2016.

    The DGTT divided motorcycles into those that transport fare-paying passengers (motoconchos), those used for messenger services by private and government entities, and those used for the personal use of the owner.

    The DGTT says that for a passenger to be carried on a motorcycle for personal use, an authorization from the DGTT needs to be requested. For the permit to be granted, the applicant needs to meet all the requirements for the motorcycle and motorcycle driver.

    The measure is aimed at improving public security. It is estimated that 80% of street robberies are carried out by people on motorcycles.

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    A good start.

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    Another useless law that will be ignored by everyone. But someone needs to score points on how they are fighting crime or something.

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    What about all those parents that transport their children to school.

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    Let's hope that there will be common sense used...

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    Never heard of such a rubbish in all my life... requiring both riders to use a helmet is one thing, banning people carrying someone on the back of their motor is just mind boggling... !!!???

    Just another reason for police to hassle people and extort money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    What about all those parents that transport their children to school.
    Nothing like watching a Toddler sandwiched in between 2 "adults" with the mami passenger sometimes even holding a bag of Groceries with the other hand
    while zipping down Autopista 5 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzin View Post
    Never heard of such a rubbish in all my life... requiring both riders to use a helmet is one thing, banning people carrying someone on the back of their motor is just mind boggling... !!!???

    Just another reason for police to hassle people and extort money.
    Not banning, forcing requirements, including helmets.

    Will be interested to see what the requirements are.

    Gotta start somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    What about all those parents that transport their children to school.
    You need to read the post.


    The DGTT says that for a passenger to be carried on a motorcycle for personal use, an authorization from the DGTT needs to be requested. For the permit to be granted, the applicant needs to meet all the requirements for the motorcycle and motorcycle driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    You need to read the post.


    The DGTT says that for a passenger to be carried on a motorcycle for personal use, an authorization from the DGTT needs to be requested. For the permit to be granted, the applicant needs to meet all the requirements for the motorcycle and motorcycle driver.
    Oddly enough...have you EVER seen Amet on a motorcycle wearing a helmet??? Not in Bavaro...you won't!

    Sectur wear them...not Amet...not the national police...

    I often see Amet sitting 3 to a moto. First things first...those enforcing have to oblige the laws.

    Maybe a little consistency in enforcement might go a long way. For a week or so, you see them "enforcing" a law....say helmets. And then for the next 3 months motos drive by the "seatbelt" checkpoint without a helmet to be seen. This, like all rules of the road will be enforced...when they feel like it. I do not expect any changes. So...I have autorization to take my wife on the back of my Suzuki 800...how are they going to know? I will be pulled over all the time to "check" my papers?


    Not a feasible policy what so ever.

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