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The Philippine National Police released some guidelines so you will know your rights when you are confronted with a checkpoint. I don't know if this will also be applicable with motorcycle drivers. But still. If you know your rights, you can save a life.
- Checkpoints must be well-lighted, properly identified and manned by uniformed personnel.
- Upon approach, slow down, dim headlights and turn on cabin lights. NEVER STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE.
- Lock all doors. Only visual search is allowed.
- DO NOT SUBMIT TO A PHYSICAL OR BODY SEARCH.
- You are not obliged to open glove compartment, trunk or bags.
- Ordinary/Routine questions may be asked. Be courteous but firm with answers.
- Assert your rights, have presence of mind and do not panic.
- Keep your driver's license and car registration handy and within reach.
- Be ready to use your cellphone at anytime. Keep a speed dial emergency number.
- Report violations immediately. Your actions may save others.