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6 June 17

Now, you no longer need to take a leave from work just to have your driver’s license renewed.  The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has recently announced that their branches in malls shall now process applications for the renewal of driver’s licenses as well as issue student permits.  This shall be effective this month (June) and will be available in all of LTO’s Driver’s License Renewal Offices (DLRO) in malls nationwide.

LTO Online PASS (Personal Appointment and Scheduling System)

You only need to have an appointment in order to avail of the weekend services of the LTO.  This makes the entire process more efficient and assures you that you shall be attended to as soon as you get to the office.  It is actually easy to set an appointment with the LTO, just follow these steps:

  1. Log on to www.lto.net.ph and click the LTO Online PASS button. This is found on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click on the Driver’s License Renewal link (or Motor Vehicle Renewal, if that is your purpose. Bear in mind that LTO branches do not process Motor Vehicle Renewal during weekends.). Please remember that the LTO Online PASS is only available for driver’s license renewal and motor vehicle registration renewal.  If you are applying for a license for the first time or are registering your car for the first time, you need to go to an LTO branch for walk-in processing.
  3. Read the terms and conditions and then tick the small box at the bottom of the page.
  4. You will be shown a CAPTCHA code; key in the code and then click the Continue button.
  5. Fill out the appointment form and then click on the submit button. Make sure that all entries are accurate, especially your email address, before submitting your form.
  6. Choose your preferred LTO branch, date, and time for your renewal.
  7. After you have satisfied all the fields, you will receive a confirmation email from the LTO. Save this and show this email to the staff at the LTO branch during your appointment.

If you are applying for a Student Permit, you need to bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate.  You can order for a copy at www.psahelpline.ph and have it delivered to you.

For more information about this update from the LTO, please visit their website at ww.lto.gov.ph.

References:

https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/06/14/renewal-of-drivers-license-now-available-on-saturdays-lto/?fbclid=IwAR0_Kz4_B611_s-VCcQU6F3ndcDd1Y9VcsqCYVGC5n6V66Q1vGFq4MldPEo

www.lto.gov.ph

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4 Apr 4

A Tax Identification Number (TIN) is assigned to an individual who will soon be paying taxes, either as an employed or self-employed income-earner.  However, a lot of people are wondering if, as an unemployed individual, they too could apply for their TIN.

The answer is yes.

Under Executive Order 98 (E.O. 98), persons transacting with government offices may be issued a TIN should this be required of them.  Common examples of government agencies that require TIN are LTO, NBI, and DFA.  The person requesting for the TIN may or may not be employed, self-employed, or a licensed professional; he or she could be unemployed and still be given a TIN if the reason for application falls under the provisions of E.O. 98.

How to get a TIN if you are unemployed:

  1. Secure and fill out the BIR Form 1904. Make two copies – submit one copy to the BIR and have the other copy stamped received; keep this as your copy.
  2. Attach a copy of your PSA Birth Certificate or any document that bears your name, address, and birthdate.
  3. Submit the accomplished form and attachments to the RDO that has jurisdiction over the applicant’s residence.
  4. The BIR will advise you when you can come back to claim your TIN card.

Note: The BIR will check to confirm that you have not been issued a TIN in the past.  Remember that it is unlawful to be assigned two TINs – this is considered a criminal offense and is punishable pursuant to the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

Tomorrow we shall feature the steps you need to follow if you lose your TIN ID.

If you have questions about your TIN or tax payments, you may visit the website of the BIR at www.bir.gov.ph

Sources:

www.bir.gov.ph

https://ofwmoney.org/requirements-for-tin/

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1 jan 30

We compiled all the frequently asked questions about car registration schedules, transfers, and fees, fines and penalties for late registration, and checking the authenticity of a vehicle’s OR and CR.  We are sharing these here today, as lifted from the website of the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

  1. My plate number is MGE 123, when will I register?

You will register your vehicle in the first week of March.  Always remember:

The last digit of the plate number determines the registration month and the middle digit indicates the weekly deadline, presented as follows:

Last Digit of Plate Number (Monthly Schedule) Middle Digit of Plate Number Weekly Deadline (On Working Days of the Month)
1 – January

2 – February

3 – March

4 – April

5 – May

6 – June

7 – July

8 – August

9 – September

0 – October

1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8

9 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 up to the last day of the month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motor vehicle registration may be renewed one month before, but not later than the last working day of the week indicated by the middle digit of the plate number.

  1. What if I want to change my motor vehicle plate, is it possible?

No, change of plate number is not allowed.  Under Batas Pambansa Blg. 43, the identification and letters of any motor vehicle number plate shall be permanently assigned to such motor vehicle during its lifetime.  The only acceptable change in plate assignment is when a change in the denomination is transacted/effected, i.e. from a private vehicle to for-hire or government to private, etc.

  1. My first registration was at LTO Makati, can I transfer my next registration at Caloocan D.O.?

Yes, you can transfer the registration of your motor vehicle at LTO Caloocan D.O. or to any LTO D.O. that is most convenient or accessible to you.  There will be an additional Php 100 charge for Change of Venue (CV) of your vehicle registration.

  1. How much is the fine for late registration?

There is a weekly fine for late registration of Php 200.00.  And for a month of delayed payment, the fine shall be 50% of the MVUC.

  1. I want to buy a second-hand motor vehicle. How can I be sure that the OR and CR are genuine?

Have both the Certificate of Registration (CR) and Official Receipt (OR) verified for its authenticity at the LTO Property Section, East Avenue, Quezon City.

  1. What is an Originating District Office? What is a Transacting District Office?

An Originating District Office is the LTO where the first/initial registration of a motor vehicle, together with all the mandatory documentary requirements, was affected/transacted.  The transacting District Office is where you presently registered/transacted the renewal or miscellaneous transactions of your motor vehicle.

  1. What are the requirements and procedures needed in obtaining a duplicate CR/OR?

Initially, you need to secure a notarized affidavit of loss for the CR/OR and then present this to your Originating District Office.  Bring 2 valid IDs.

The OD office will issue you the duplicate CR/OR.

  1. What are the requirements and procedures needed in obtaining a duplicate plate and replacement of lost sticker?

The requirements for duplicate plate/replacement of stickers are the following:

  • Original Affidavit of Loss (mutilated)
  • Certified True Copy of CR/Original CR
  • Certified True Copy of OR/Original OR of latest payment of MVUC and other fees.
  • Duly accomplished and approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Report (MVIR)
  • Proof of Payment (OR) for the cost of replacement plate/duplicate plate/lost sticker.
  • For “For Hire” motor vehicles: Certification from LTFRB that plates have not been surrendered.
  • For sole proprietorship: Secretary’s Certificate or DTI certificate if the motor vehicle is in the name of a corporation.
  • PNP-HPG clearance.

If you have any questions about car registrations, send us a message and we will try our best to find the answers for you.

Source: www.lto.gov.ph

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Oct 10

Did you know that the LTO regularly updates the requirements for the issuance of a student’s driving permit?  If you are planning on getting one this year, read this.

Eligibility Requirements:

The applicant must be:

  1. At least 17 years old;
  2. Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle.
  3. Able to read and write in Filipino or English.

Documentary Requirements:

  1. Original and photocopy of PSA birth certificate.
  2. If employed, Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN).
  3. Duly accomplished application form for driver’s license (ADL).

If the applicant is below 18 years old, a parent’s or guardian’s written consent is required.  Attach a photocopy of an ID card as proof of identity.  If the parent or guardian is not physically present, the written consent must be notarized.

Procedure:

  1. Proceed to the Customer Service Counter to get your checklist of requirements and secure a Driver’s License Application Form.  This form is downloadable online; you may print and fill out the document before proceeding to the LTO.
  2. Get a queue number and wait for your number to be called.  Proceed to the evaluator counter and submit all the required documents to have it checked for completeness and authenticity.
  3. When your name is called, proceed to the area where your photo and signature will be taken.
  4. Go to the cashier to pay the fees; collect your official receipt (OR).
  5. Proceed to the releasing counter with the OR and claim your student driver’s permit.

Quick tips when going to any government office (such as the LTO):

  1. Avoid going on a Monday and Friday afternoon when offices are usually crowded.
  2. Arrive early.  If the office opens at 8 a.m., be there before 7 a.m.
  3. Bring a pen (so you won’t have to borrow from the office, a stash of crackers and candies, bottled water).
  4. Avoid transacting with fixers.

If you have questions about securing a driver’s license, drop us a line and we will do our best to find the answers for you.

 

Source: www.officialgazette.gov.ph

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June 11

Getting a ticket for a traffic or vehicle regulation violation means you will not only have to stop and spend a good 15 to 20 minutes negotiating with a traffic enforcer but also that you will have to pay the prescribed fee for the violation you committed.  It is both a pain in your schedule and your pocket that is why most drivers do everything in their capacity to avoid (or sometimes, evade!) these violations.

Among these violations are driving without a valid license which will cost you Php 3,000, reckless driving at Php 2,000 for the first offense, and parking violations that start at Php 1,000 for the first offense.

Today we will feature the violations that have stiffer penalties (translation: they cost a fortune!); these fines are so dear that the average Pinoy driver’s only means to pay for it is by completely avoiding the violation altogether.

  1. Driving a right-hand drive vehicle – Php 50,000

So your car was imported from Europe… big deal.

You should not be driving a right-handed vehicle in the Philippines unless you have Php 50,000 to spare for LTO.  This violation was only recently added to the list when car smuggling became a rampant case n the 2010s.  Also, driving a right-hand vehicle in the Philippines could pose more risk to drivers and pedestrians.

Should you insist in driving your RHD car in main thoroughfares (and you get caught!), your precious car will be impounded until you are able to have it corrected (translation: made into a left-hand drive vehicle).

  1. Driving a vehicle that has defective devices or is installed with improper or unauthorized accessories – Php 5,000

That’s not a collective amount, mind you.  You will be fined Php 5,000 for EVERY violation found in your car.  Example: your signal lights are not working, that’s Php 5,000; you have a carrier on the roof of your car that does not meet the standards of the LTO, that’s another Php 5,000.

  1. Passengers not wearing seatbelts – Php 1,000 (private cars), Php 3,000 (PUVs).

This law (yes, it’s a law!) that is meant to protect you from harm (similar to the law on the use of helmets for motorcycle drivers and passengers).  And so if you get penalized for not obeying this particular law, you are actually being fined for not loving your life enough to save it by wearing a seatbelt.

If a traffic enforcer sees you or your passenger not wearing your seatbelts, the driver will be fined the corresponding fees for private cars and PUVs, plus the driver’s license will be suspended for a week.  Ugh if you are a PUV driver.

  1. Smoke Belching – Php 2,000 (first offense)

If you and your car cause other drivers and pedestrians to cover their noses when you zoom past, you are smoke belching.  It also means that your car is in bad shape and should not be allowed on the road.

Should you insist, you will be fined Php 2,000 and who knows how much more after your first offense.

  1.  Fraudulent registration of your car – Php 3,000

The LTO would know when you have overlooked or failed to renew your car’s registration.  On the other hand, your car’s registration is one of the first things a traffic enforcer or the police look for when you are flagged for a traffic violation.  If your papers are not updated, then better prepare for a hefty fine and the risk of you not being able to drive your car for a year.

It is never wise to forego your responsibility in renewing your car’s registration; you will always end up spending more.

 

Source: www.lto.gov.ph

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May 15-1

Renewing your driver’s license and car registration has become so much simpler and faster now that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched their LTO Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System or PASS.   Applicants may now simply set an appointment at any of the four LTO branches that offer the PASS service to ensure that they will be attended to during their visit.

The system is seen to reduce the entire renewal process to just 45 minutes, a far cry from the usual 4-hour wait time for walk-in transactions.

How does the LTO PASS Work?

You only need to visit the LTO Online System at https://www.lto.net.ph and book your appointment.  You will be required to key in your address and contact details, as well as your driver’s license number.  Don’t worry, the site runs on a secure platform with an HTTPS encryption so all your information is safe and cannot be accessed by hackers.

Is this open to all areas that have an LTO branch?

LTO is currently running the project in five pilot branches in Metro Manila but their direction is to have it available nationwide.  Here are the branches that accept appointments made through the LTO PASS system:

  1. Central Office in East Avenue, Quezon City
  2. Novaliches, Quezon City
  3. Marikina
  4. Muntinlupa
  5. Pasig City

The agency is targeting to have all branches activated with the PASS by the end of the year.  While the roll-out is ongoing, the LTO will continue to accept walk-in applicants for driver’s license and car registration renewal.

For now, the PASS facility will only be accepting renewal transactions for driver’s license and car registration.  All other transactions are still on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to use the PASS online facility:

  1. Log on to the site https://www.lto.net.ph/LTO/Online and prepare to provide the following information:
  • Driver’s License Details
    • Driver’s License Number
    • Birthdate
  • License Holder’s Information
    • First, Middle, and Last Names
    • Home Address
    • Email Address
    • Mobile Number
  1. Click on Drive’s License Renewal or Motor Vehicle Renewal.
  2. Read the terms and conditions. Tick the small box at the bottom of the page to agree to the terms.
  3. Enter the CAPTCHA code and click Continue.
  4. Fill out the online appointment form and submit.
  5. Choose the branch, date, and time you wish to have the renewal processed. The system is able to determine if your license is already about to expire and will only take you to the scheduling page if your license is up for renewal.
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as you are done booking an appointment online. Save this and show it to the LTO staff on the day of your appointment.

Try this new system from the LTO and let us know about your experience!

References:

http://www.lto.gov.ph

https://www.lto.net.ph/LTO/Online

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May 09

When I first learned how to drive, I was made to memorize the mnemonic BLOWBAG, which stood for Battery, Lights, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, and Gas.  It helped me get started on responsible driving and car ownership.  It has become second nature to me, checking all items under BLOWBAG before I leave my garage, every single day.

This year, I was surprised to learn that the mnemonic has evolved into something new, something more catchy.  And I am glad to know that they have included more items to check that are equally important as the original BLOWBAG.  Thanks to the PNP-Highway Patrol Group for coming up with BLOWBAGETS!

Since I find this helpful (and fun!), let me share with you some insights about this new driving mnemonic as my way of encouraging fellow car owners and drivers to be more responsible to prevent accidents and car breakdowns, especially when taking long drives this summer.

What’s in BLOWBAGETS?  Read on!

  1. Battery

You try to start your engine but all it gives you is nothing short of a scoff or snicker.  You try it again and get the same response.  Uh-oh.  Your battery may have died on you.  For some weird reason, my car would give me warning signals that its batteries are about to go out.  Weeks before it dies, my car alarm would often go crazy, sounding off for no reason at all.

I am just thankful that it has not died on me in a remote area or in the dead of the night, or when I am faced with an emergency.  Still, I need to remind myself that checking my car’s battery for clean terminals, proper cable-to-terminal connections, and charge will save me the hassle of having to change my batteries in public and right when I am rushing to get home or to the office.

Car batteries normally take three to four years before they burn out.  It helps to keep a record of when you had yours replaced so you could estimate when you would need a replacement.

  1. Lights

This is easy.  I simply ask someone to stand in front and at the back of the car while I test my headlights, break, signal, and tail lights.  I am especially concerned about my lights when I will be driving at night.

Apart from the bulbs working, you also need to be sure that the lights are free from dirt, cracks, and breakage.

  1. Oil

This one I learned to do when I was 9 years old.  I thought it was fun pulling out the oil dipstick and checking to see for any change in oil color or level.  I realized later on that the oil is a critical element in the car engine’s life as too little of it can cause serious damages in the car’s moving parts.

Check your car’s engine oil everyday for color, level, and leaks.  Know when it is time to refill to avoid expensive repair bills.

  1. Water

Is there enough water in your radiator?

Always check to see that your radiator is properly hydrated, especially during the summer season.  Those water bottles that jeepney and taxi drivers keep in their trunk?  Those are first-aid remedies for overheated vehicles; you should keep some in your car too.

  1. Brakes

Nawalan ako ng preno, eh.

Nope, don’t let it happen to you.  How do you check if your brakes are working fine?  Step on the brake pedal and press all the way to the floor.  There should not be any resistance, air, or spongy feel to it.  If the brakes feel hard or seem like it is resisting your pressure, have it checked right away.

A personal precaution I observe too is the no-water-bottle-on-the-floor policy in my car.  I always remind my passengers to use the bottle holders found in the interior of the car and to never leave a water bottle lying on the floor.  These bottles could roll to the driver’s side and block the brake pedal without being noticed.

  1. Air

Do I know how to replace a flat tire?  Yes.

Do I like replacing a flat tire?  No.

Before leaving home, check that all your tires are properly inflated, free from bulges and any sharp objects that may be stuck to its surface.  If you are not comfortable checking with just your eyes, head over to the nearest gasoline station or vulcanizing shop to have each tire’s pressure gauged properly.

  1. Gas

That all important fuel that we all love to ignore.

Running out of gas while on the road is not only stressful, it’s embarrassing!  So don’t wait until your gas gauge starts flashing that annoying red light before you finally stop by a gas station.  Refill as soon as the pin goes a little below the half-tank meter.

  1. Engine

Best way to detect an engine problem?  Listen.

My dad would tell us to switch off our car’s A/C while on a long drive, roll down our windows, and listen to our car’s engine.  He likes doing this while we’re speeding down NLEX!  He loves listening to the engine’s hum.

If you are familiar with your engine’s sound, you would know right away if something is amiss, such as when you hear an unfamiliar tap, knock, or any other kind of noise that you are sure you haven’t heard from your engine before.

  1. Tires

Apart from it having the right air pressure, your tires must not be so worn out that the grooves have become too shallow.  I check mine by placing a one-peso coin into my tires’ grooves; if the coin goes almost all the way down, I’m good.  But if more than half of the coin remains visible, I’d know it’s time to buy new tires.

  1. Self

Am I sleepy?  Do I have alcohol in my system?  Am I disoriented, stressed, or suffering from one of my many migraine attacks?

Believe it or not, these can gravely affect your driving skills and may cause you and the people around you unnecessary harm.  Please do not go behind the wheel when you are experiencing any of the above conditions.  If you are sick and feel that you need to be taken to the hospital and no one is around to drive for you, hail a cab or request for a car from Grab instead.

Remember that even if your car is in tip-top shape, if you as the driver are not, you are still running the risk of damaging yourself and your vehicle.

Apart from all those, my dad would also remind us to always have the complete documents of our vehicles within our reach – keeping the original copies at home and photocopies in the car’s glove compartment.

There you have it, folks!  A new mnemonic that drivers and soon-to-be drivers need to memorize by heart.  Share this will all the people you care about!  Drive safely!

Reference: www.gmanetwork.com

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09 - 26

Private car owners and drivers are being warned of the unscrupulous bundol-bundol gang: people who pretend to be crossing your lane during slow moving traffic and then would suddenly drop on the pavement, acting like you hit them with your vehicle.  They will cause a scene and demand that you compensate them for the injuries you caused them.

If you haven’t heard of this modus that’s quickly spreading in Metro Manila streets yet, then this article is for you.

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, we observed how our parents would incessantly beep their horns when passing through thickly populated streets and villages.  They would also make an effort to drop their speed to 20kph, or even less, when driving through such areas to avoid hurting small children who may be playing in the streets.  It was widely known then that children were taught to hurl themselves before a slow-moving vehicle and pretend to have been hit by the car.  Scenes like those could get pretty scary because once the kid cries foul, you will be surrounded by bystanders, all demanding that you step out of your vehicle and cough up some cash to pay for the child’s injuries.

A lot of unsuspecting drivers fell victim to this modus operandi back then.  The bad news is, these guys are doing it again and in more dangerous areas such as EDSA and McArthur Hi-way!

They are now more popularly known as the Bundol-bundol Gang, and they are causing as much mayhem in our streets now as they did back then.  They have also upgraded their act with props and more drama because it’s grown up men who do the acting now, instead of kids (that part is good news!).

To help you get acquainted with the modus, without experiencing it first hand, here’s how they carry the act out:

  • They usually attack during slow-moving traffic when vehicles are running at minimum speeds (20kph or less).
  • A guy suddenly appears on your left and pretends to cross your our lane like a regular pedestrian.  He will suddenly drop on the road like a dry leaf, right in front of your car.
  • Other times, they will hurl themselves on the hood of your car to make it look like you hit them while they’re walking.
  • In both cases, they will be armed with props to make the situation look realistic:
    • Sometimes they carry a red liquid that is supposed to look like blood and would smear this on the hood of your car.  They would have the same bloodstains on their temples, legs, arms, and parts of their clothes.
    • Or they would have a small plastic of rice to spill on the road when you hit them; this adds to the drama of bumili lang ako ng isang salop na bigas dahil yun lang ang nakayanan namin… tapos nabundol na ako ng rumaragasang kotse…

What hasn’t changed is their purpose for doing such sordid, morbid acts: to get money from people.  The person will stand up from his fall, limp his way to your car window, or create a scene on the road, accusing you of being a heartless, reckless driver who ran over poor old him.  He will of course demand that you compensate him for his injuries and for nearly killing him because of your carelessness.

What to do when this happens to you on the road?

  • Under no circumstance should you step out of your vehicle, especially lady drivers who easily get emotional with such commotion.
  • Call for help by beeping your horn; if you can, call 911 for police assistance.
  • Only when you are with the authorities should you begin communicating with the injured person.  Offer to take him to the hospital if he should insist that he is hurt and needs help.  Do not offer money.
  • Remaining calm and collected will help you think clearer and communicate smarter.  Do not let yourself get carried away by the scenario; expect to see more people coming out of nowhere the moment the injured person starts making a scene: the man’s wife, his kids, his kumpares, etc.  Don’t get intimidated; instead, continue asking for help while safely locked inside your vehicle.

Always stay on the safe side when faced with a situation on the road.  Keep your phone within arm’s reach so you can call for help easily.  A dash-camera will also help you document incidences without prejudice, so invest on a good unit the soonest you can.

And always, never leave home (or school, or the office) without letting others know where you’re headed or who you’ll be with.  Leave someone accountable of your whereabouts, all the time.

Drive safely and defensively.

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07 - 17

A leading cause of traffic jams and road mishaps are drivers who deliberately disobey traffic rules.  It could be as uncomplicated as tailgating another vehicle, to overtaking on single or double white lines, to beating red lights especially when there are no traffic enforcers around.

If drivers knew how much they would have to pay, apart from the damages they could cause others because of their negligence, they would probably be a lot more careful on the road.

Our fourth installment in this series will focus on fines and penalties for Frauds and Falsities, and Traffic Violations.  Read on!

1. Frauds and Falsities

Violation Fines and Penalties (Php)
1. Use of fake plates / sticklers / pursuant documents 2,000 to 4,000 to be imposed upon the owner and / or driver of the subject MV.
2. Misrepresenting a copy of a document pertinent to a motor vehicle before the Traffic Adjudication Services 1,500 to be imposed upon the driver or owner.

2. Traffic Violations

Violation Fines and Penalties (Php)
1. Parking

a. Within an intersection

b. Within 5 meters of the intersection

c. 4 meters from the driveway entrance

d. Within 4 meters from a fire hydrant

e. In front of a private driveway

f. On the roadway side of any unmoving or parked MV at the curb edge of the highway.

g. At any place where signs of prohibitions have been installed.

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2. Reckless Driving

Such as but not limited to the following:

a. Disregarding Traffic Signs

–  Failure to yield right-of-way;

– Failure to yield right-of-way to ambulance police or fire department vehicles;

– Failure to yield right-of-way at a “through highway” or a “stop intersection”

– Failure to give proper signal

– Illegal turn

– Failure to stop motor vehicle and notch handbrake of motor vehicle when unattended

– Unsafe towing.

b. Allowing passenger on top or cover of a motor vehicle except in a truck helper.

c. Failure to provide canvass cover to cargos or freight of trucks requiring the same.

d. Permitting passenger to ride on running board stepboard or mudguard of MV while in motion.

e. Driving for hire motor vehicles in slippers.

f. Driving in a place not intended for traffic or into place not allowed for parking.

g. Hitching or permitting a person or a bicycle, tricycle or skate roller to hitch a motor vehicle.

h. Driving against traffic.

i. Illegal overtaking.

j. Overtaking at unsafe distance.

k. Cutting an overtaking vehicle.

l. Failure to give way to an overtaking vehicle.

m. Increasing speed when being overtaken.

n. Overtaking when left side is not visible or clear of oncoming traffic.

o. Overtaking upon a crest of a grade.

p. Overtaking upon a curve.

q. Overtaking at any railway grade crossing.

r. Overtaking at any intersection.

s. Overtaking between “men working” or “caution” signs.

t. Overtaking at no overtaking zone.

u. Failure to yield the right-of-way.

v. Failure to stop traversing a “through a highway or railroad” crossing.

1,000 – 1st offense

1,500 – 2nd offense and suspension of DL for two months.

2,000 – 3rd offense and suspension of DL for six months

5,000 – succeeding offense and revocation of DL

3. Obstruction

Obstructing the free passage of other vehicles on the highway while discharging or taking passengers or loading and unloading freight, or driving a motor vehicle is such a manner as to obstruct or impede the passage of any vehicle.

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In our final article, we will feature the violations involving taxi units and other non-traffic violations that can still be fined and penalized by LTO and MMDA.

If you have questions about the LTO, traffic rules, fines and penalties, send us a short message and we will do our best to find the answers for you.

Source: www.lto.gov.ph

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Our third installment on our LTO Fines and Penalties series is all about limits on cargo weight and illegal operation of motor vehicles, more particularly those that are used as public conveyance.  The fines are exorbitant, so make sure you stay within the limits set by the LTO and the MMDA if you belong in these categories.

Read on!

  1. Weights and Load Limits
Violation Fines and Penalties (Php)
1. Load extending beyond the projected without permit 500 – to be imposed upon the driver.
2. Axle overloading An amount equivalent to 25% of MVUC at the time of infringement on owner/operator or driver of trucks and trailers for loading beyond their registered gross weight, vehicle weight.  The penalty shall be waived for loads exceeding the registered GVW by a tolerance of less than 5%.  No motor vehicle shall be allowed to proceed on the roadway if either a dual-wheel axle load shall exceed 13,500 kgs. Or the vehicle load exceeds 150% of the maximum allowable gross weight.
3. Operating a passenger trtuck (bus) with cargo exceeding 160 kgs. 300 – to be imposed upon either the driver / operator / conductor.
4. Allowing more passenger and / or freight or cargo in excess of carrying capacity of MV 300 – to be imposed upon either the driver / operator or conductor.
5. Baggage or freight carried on top of truck exceeds 20 kgs. per square meter and not distributed in such a manner as not to endanger the passenger or stability of the truck. 400

2. Prohibited or Illegal Operation of Motor Vehicles

Violation Fines and Penalties (Php)
1. Out of line For Operators / Owners

 

1st offense – 6,000 for and additional 1,500 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled and suspension of registration and / or impoundment of MV for three months.

 

2nd offense – 6,000 and additional 2,000 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled and suspension of registration and / or impoundment of MV for six months.

 

3rd offense – 6,000 and additional 2,500 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled, revocation of registration and forever banned from applying for a franchise and / or revocation of franchise if franchise holder.

 

For Drivers:

 

1st offense – 250 and suspension of DL for three months.

2nd offense – 500 and suspension of DL for six months.

3rd offense – 750 and suspension of DL for one year.

2. Colorum Operation For operators and owners:

 

1st offense – 6,000 and additional 1,500 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled and suspension of registration and / or impoundment of MV for three months.

 

2nd offense – 6,000 and additional 2,000 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled and suspension of registration and / or impoundment of MV for six months.

 

3rd offense – 6,000 and additional 2,500 per day reckoned from the day of apprehension until the case was settled, revocation of registration and forever banned from applying for a franchise and / or revocation of franchise if franchise holder.

 

For drivers:

 

1st offense – 250 and suspension of DL for three months.

 

2nd offense – 500 and suspension of DL for six months.

 

3rd offense – 750 and suspension of DL for one year

3. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC) Driver – 500

Operator / owner / possessor of MV – 1,000 per day from the date of expiry to date of the CPC.

–          The place, OR/CR of the subject MV shall be suspended for 6 months from the date of apprehension in addition to the fines.

4. Operating or using a “for hire” motor vehicle different from its types of service mentioned in the CPC. First Offense:

For driver – 1,000

For operator – 3,000

 

–          For hire MOTOR VEHICLES used by the members of the family of the operator, during emergency cases is allowed.

 

Second offense:

For driver – 2,000

For operator – 4,000

 

–          And suspension of plates, OR/CR for six months

 

For subsequent offenses and suspension of DL, plate, OR/CR for one year

For driver – 3,000

For operator – 5,000

 

Next week, we will tackle violations on franchising and traffic policies.

If you have questions on LTO fines and penalties, send us a message and we will do our best to find the answers for you.

Source: www.lto.gov.ph

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