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The provincial board has approved a resolution to exempt bikers from using face shields.

According to board member David Francis Ponce de Leon, author of Resolution No. 460-20 entitled “Exempting cyclist from wearing face shields while cycling within the Province”, although the National Inter-Agency Task Force did not specify the mandatory use of face shield in their order, this may still cause danger to the cyclists while traveling.

The resolution is also a request and to inform the IAFT that using of face shield may cause untoward incidents to the cyclists.

“Kapag nagbike ka kasi when you exhale, ‘yong warm air ay nagpa-fog doon sa face shield, so, it impairs the vision of the cyclist,” he said.

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He also said that cyclists also observe social distancing with their colleagues that he believes to protect them from the possible spread of COVID-19.

Bicycling became a trend to the public not only as a hobby but also as a mode of transportation after the national government imposed strict health protocols in public transportations.

 

 

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