The new normal has given us all kinds of inventions from food to tech but one that we did not see coming are motorcycle barriers. The Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) requires barrier installments for back-riders which, right now, is just limited to married couples and those living in the same house. Both riders must still wear helmets and face masks. This method is supposed to ensure everyone complies with social distancing measures even in close quarters and outdoors.
The concept of attaching a plastic shield to the swift-moving vehicles did not sit right with many Filipinos as they took to social media to express their disapproval in various creative ways. We’re living in stressful times, might as well get a laugh out of ingenious things we see on the internet.
The evolution of motorcycle barriers
Motorcycle barriers are your standard helmet’s second cousins twice removed.
Motorcycle barrier ba kamo? SAY NO MORE pic.twitter.com/zDqw1xDGgF
— uly (@ulybog) July 25, 2020
I’m no engineer but this could work… if you wanted to fly.
This one uses Vibranium
TYSM King T’Challa!
Save the planet
Pictured: a banana leaf’s new job since boodle fights aren’t allowed anymore.
Virus proof AND shockproof.
The answer to the sarcastic “Lumipad ka!” during traffic.
Uh, now is not the best time to remind people of bats.
If there’s a will…
Now they’re just grabbing anything on sight.
While many riders are still skeptical about the proposed motorcycle acrylic barriers (it already caused an accident), they have no choice but to comply. Even motorcycle ride-sharing app Angkas is finalizing its own design to allow more riders to continue their livelihood. If everything goes well, we might not have to rely on banana leaves or be afraid of getting into an accident.