By Liezle Basa Iñigo
A motorcycle rider was flagged down by the Traffic Management Group (TMG) in Tuguegarao City after his back rider was caught using a “cooking pot” (kaldero) as helmet on Monday afternoon.
Maj. Vhince Blancad, head of the Public Order and Security Unit Tuguegarao, said the back rider – Rodolfo Chavez Jr., a security guard, and a resident of Solana, Cagayan – was issued a citation ticket for violating a traffic ordinance of the city.
Blancad said Chavez was spotted by the TMG along Bonifacio Street, Poblacion, Tuguegarao, wearing cooking pot as helmet.
“Isa pong insulto sa batas trapiko ang ginawa ni Rodolfo at kasama nito, kaya naman inisyuhan ng citation ticket para magmulta (What Chavez did was an insult to traffic law, reason he was issued a citation ticket),” Blancad added.
The city has been strictly implementing the “No helmet, no travel policy” since July 1, 2019.
Rhandy Furigay, a security agency operations manager, said that Chavez and his company were relieved from their posts. They will be suspended for at least a month to six months.