House bill seeks to penalize throwing hard objects at motorists

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 28) — A lawmaker on Monday filed a bill that seeks to punish those who throw hard objects at motorists, which may damage the vehicle or cause harm or even death to the drivers and/or passengers.

According to House bill 6262, filed by Probinsyano Ako party-list Rep. Rudys Caesar Fariñas, violators will be fined ₱10,000, ₱15,000 and ₱100,000 depending on the damage, injuries and casualties with imprisonment of one year, five years and 25 years, respectively.

The non-professional driver’s license of violators will be confiscated and suspended on the first conviction and revoked on the second conviction, while the professional driver’s license will be revoked, and violators will be disqualified from getting any kind of driver’s license afterwards.

According to the bill, hard objects include “stones, rocks, bricks, bottles, pieces of wood or metal” and any other hard object of “any kind or character, such as eggs and feces.”