Balancing act

A father does a dangerous balancing act along the national highway in Pikit, North Cotabato, on Friday, 07 April 2017, his daughter behind him drinking bottled juice, his toddler in one basket on the busy side of the road and the goat in the other basket on the safer side. RA 10666 (Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015) says it is unlawful for a person to drive a motorcycle “with a child on board on public roads where there is heavy volume of vehicles, there is a high density of fast moving vehicles.”  RA 10054 (Motorcyle Helmet Act of 2009) mandates motorcyle riders – drivers or back riders — to wear standard protective motorcyle helmets while on the road.  MindaNews photo by CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS