Bad day for motorcycle rider who gets driver's license via Facebook

Published August 24, 2021, 6:24 AM

by Richa Noriega

It was a bad day for a motorcycle rider who availed of a quick driver’s license after he was busted by operatives of the Inter-agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) after a helmet violation in Bulacan.

The rider, whose identity was withheld, was apparently first apprehended for wearing the wrong helmet.

​A motorcycle rider was in shock that he fell in an alleged “fake” Facebook post that offers fixing services after the Inter-agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) arrested him for a fake driver’s license during a traffic operation in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.​ (Screenshot from the video courtesy of the I-ACT)

​A motorcycle rider was in shock that he fell in an alleged “fake” Facebook post that offers fixing services after the Inter-agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) arrested him for a fake driver’s license during a traffic operation in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.​ (Screenshot from the video courtesy of the I-ACT)

The I-ACT, however, said when the authorities checked his driver’s license, it was later found out that it was “fake.”

The rider explained that he got his driver’s license from a certain Facebook post, which offers to fix services with an amount of P9,000.

“Sa Facebook lang po. P9,000 po ito mga tatlong buwan na po nakalipas. Nakita ko lang po, naengganyo lang po (I got it from Facebook, it offers P9,000. I got my license about three months ago. I just saw it and got attracted from the post),” the motorcycle rider said when he was asked by the I-ACT authorities.

The I-ACT said the rider will face charges for his multiple law violations.

The authorities reminded the motorists not to perform transactions with the people behind the fake accounts to prevent greater penalties imposed.

“Pinapayuhan ng I-ACT ang lahat ng mga motorista na huwag tangkilikin ang mga gumagawa ng pekeng driver’s license (The I-ACT reminded all motorists not to make transactions to those fixers who make fake driver’s licenses),” the I-ACT said.

“Bukod sa hindi ito kikilalanin kahit sa oras ng aksidente o emergencies, mas mabigat din ang pinapataw na parusa sa mga gumagamit nito (Aside from the fact that it will not be recognized even during accidents or emergencies, the penalties imposed on its users are also heavier),” it added.

The Inter-agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) has accosted nearly 100 motorcycle riders due to helmet violations at various EDSA Carousel bus stations and along with McArthur Highway in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the I-ACT)

The task force has accosted nearly 100 motorcycle riders due to helmet violations at various EDSA Carousel bus stations and along McArthur Highway in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, Aug. 23.

 
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