The number of helmets that the Department of Trade and Industry /DTI have inspected is nowhere near half if it is to be based on the number of motorcycles in the whole province of Aklan.
This is what DTI-Aklan Director Diosdado Cadena has revealed during an interview.
Recently, the helmets that the department had inspected and affixed with stickers for passing the quality for the safety of the motorists and their passengers, is just around 6,500, while the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has a record of more than 17,000 motorcycles in the province.
For this reason Cadena is calling the motorists attention, particularly those who are from the island of Boracay, to spare time and have their helmets inspected before its deadline on December.
He also reminded about the LTO's strict implementation of apprehending motorcycle drivers whose helmets were not certified by the DTI and these includes the back riders.
Cadena also expressed his disappointment because for the past months there are barely those who goes to the DTI office to have their helmets inspected and stickered.