Motorcycle Protective Barriers Have Been Sold Quickly Since it was Implemented
MOTORCYCLE PROTECTIVE BARRIERS- Dividers are selling like hotcakes on the market as the government implemented it to prevent the spread of the virus.
In an attempt to prevent and to slow down the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines, the Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 response implemented a protective shield for back riders. However, motorists air dismay to the implementation as it was caused by several accidents.
Despite expressing disappointment and appeals to reconsider the law, several motorists left no choice but to obey and buy this motorcycle barrier to allow them to ride in tandem. People still criticize the law as the only people allowed to back ride are only couples who live under the same roof.
Meanwhile, since the law has been implemented motorists flocked at the market to buy this protective shield for back riders. Vendors of acrylic motorcycle barriers along sidewalks of Quiapo, Manila ad Caloocan City are doing brisk business as many motorists are buying.
Based on the report of Philstar, the motorcycle shields are being sold from P500 to P1,000 depending on the size and design. In Caloocan, motorcycle riders flocked to motorcycle shops to buy customized barriers.
A show owner said that they sell up to 35 protective barriers per day. Meanwhile, a group of motorists said these protective barriers may cause wind dragging, which could lead to road accidents.
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