Just recently, a video of two motorcycle riders racing on public roads went viral on social media. The race didn’t end well as the riders collided with each other at one of the corners. The scooters were damaged but the riders appeared to have walked away from the incident.
The video depicts the racers carving through public roads, swerving through cars and even overtaking across double yellow lines on the road. Besides the race, it appears there was also some gambling involved. Suffice to say, there were a lot of rules broken and caught on video.
A copy of one of the summonses obtained by MotoPinas.com
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is not happy with this blatant disregard for road safety and has summoned those who were involved in the illegal street race.
According to LTO’s executive director, Romeo Vera Cruz, the illegal street race was a “very irresponsible act” and that there are “dire consequences” for such a blatant disregard for traffic laws.
E.D. Vera Cruz shared with MotoPinas.com that if proven guilty, these illegal street racers may be charged with Reckless Driving, which has a fine of PhP 2,000. However, due to the severity of their acts, the drivers involved may be declared by the agency as “improper person(s) to operate a vehicle” in accordance with RA 4136. That means, their driver’s licenses will be revoked, and they will never be allowed to apply for a new one nor drive a motor vehicle again.
We hope this serves as a lesson to all those that think street racing, and content about this illegal activity are worth the risk. Remember that the LTO is always watching.