Drivers face up to P10,000 penalty under the Unified Traffic Ticket System of NCR
It’s official: The mayors of Metro Manila Council (MMC) have agreed to implement a single ticketing system that standardized traffic violations fines in the National Capital Region by the first quarter of 2023 with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). With this new ticketing system, motorists will not have to worry about paying fines anymore and traffic congestion will be reduced in the National Capital Region.
The mayors also agreed to suspend the confiscation of driver’s licenses for traffic violators and to link the LTO with the police department to facilitate the identification of multiple-infraction drivers.
Having to settle traffic penalties in another city has been a hassle for motorists who live in another city for many years. This is why the unified traffic ticket system has been standardized so that motorists can pay their tickets in their local government unit (LGU) where they reside, even when they committed a traffic violation elsewhere.
Single ticketing system violations and fines
In the new single traffic ticket system approved by Metro Manila Council (MMC) on February 1, car drivers can be fined up to P5,000 for not using a child seat, and motorcyclists can be fined up to P10,000.
Those who fail to use a seatbelt face 1,000 pesos in fines; motorcyclists who do not wear helmets face 1,500, 3,000, and 5,000 for the first, second, and third offenses. Subsequent offenses incur 10,000 pesos in fines.
Through this unified traffic ticket system, the penalty can also be repaid via digital wallets or payment centers registered with the Land Transportation Management System before it acquires interest; if the penalty remains unpaid for 10 days, the license will be confiscated.
Violations under Special Laws:
- Seat Belts Use Act of 1999
- Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act
- Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmet Act
- Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act
- Anti-Distracted Driving Act
- Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act
Additionally, the MMC decided that the MMDA will provide the funds for the procurement of the hardware and technology requirements required to coordinate and synchronize the integration of the LGU’s Land Transportation Management System (LTMS). This integration of LTMS will enable local governments to better monitor, manage, and regulate traffic in their respective jurisdictions.
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