Tag Archive: Traffic Violators


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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02-03-1

If your vehicle spews dark, toxic fumes, you should be apprehended by a Land Transportation Office (LTO) deputy wearing a green ID, while a UV Express conveying passengers in areas that are not within its designated route should be apprehended by one wearing a blue ID.

And so goes the most recent project of the LTO in yet another attempt to instill discipline and order in day-to-day traffic in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

The LTO deputized officers from the DENR, DPWH, and the Highway Patrol Group to deal with specific road violations and issue the corresponding sanctions.  Each deputy officer is issued a color-coded ID that will clearly identify the agency he represents and the violations covered by his jurisdiction.  It is also an added means to ensure that the officer apprehending a driver or vehicle owner is duly authorized by the LTO.  This is in light of recent reports where drivers plying Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares are apprehended by individuals posing as officers from the HPG or LTO.  These encounters often result to extortion and harassment especially among female drivers.

What do the colors mean?

a. Orange ID cards

These are worn by personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).  They are tasked to call out drivers with overloaded vehicles.

b. Green ID cards

These are worn by deputized officers from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and are tasked to apprehend smoke-belchers.

c. Blue ID cards

These are for Highway Patrol Group officers as well as MMDA deputies who are on the lookout for franchise violators.

d. White ID cards.

An officer bearing a white ID card is an LTO personnel who is authorized to apprehend drivers for all traffic violations.

The public is encouraged to cooperate in the government’s effort to instill discipline on the road by proactively asking for the officer’s ID when apprehended.  Deputized personnel should not be implementing rules except for the color they are assigned to.  Should a driver be issued a traffic ticket that is beyond the designation of the issuing officer, LTO’s system will be alerted and the officer’s privileges will be revoked.

Already, this move by the LTO has received numerous negative reactions from the public.  Drivers are calling for an awareness campaign from the government to help them become more familiar with the color codes.

Do you agree with the color-coded IDs of LTO traffic deputies?  Let us know what you think!

Source:

http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/02/01/17/lto-color-codes-traffic-deputies-ids-to-show-scope-of-duties

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11-24

Back in October, a proposal to have students’ Christmas breaks be declared earlier than usual to help ease traffic congestion was raised.  The proposal was met with criticisms because it posed a negative impact on school calendars and significant activities such as periodical examinations and graduation ceremonies.

This week, a new proposal to address traffic woes became a trending topic in social media:  the 3-digit coding plan to be implemented in Metro Manila from December 1 until the first week of January.  This means that a vehicle will not be permitted to use major thoroughfares for two days, instead of one.

To better appreciate the scheme, below is a table of the days when a car is not permitted in Metro Manila roads, based on the last digit of the car’s plate number:

3digits

The significant increase in passenger and commercial vehicle sales this year influenced the DOTr’s decision to push for the 3-digit number coding scheme.  They thought it best to test the effectiveness of this plan next month when motorists and commuters are expected to double in number because of the holidays.

Are you in favor of driving your car only 3 days a week for the entire month of December?

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/21/16/suarez-wants-3-digit-number-coding-for-the-holidays

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MMDA

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) re-implemented the No Contact Traffic Apprehension Policy last April 15, 2016.  This approach in monitoring traffic flow and violations in Metro Manila utilizes CCTV cameras and other gadgets to identify drivers that go against traffic rules in Metro Manila.  Violators are issued summons from the MMDA through personal service of an MMDA personnel, registered mail, or courier service.  When the vehicle owner receives the summon or violation notice, he has to settle the fine at the MMDA main office or through any of MMDA’s payment centers.

Here is a step-by-step process on how to settle your MMDA Traffic Violation:

1. If your violation notice has not exceeded 7 days yet, you may pay your fine at the nearest Metrobank branch or any of the following MMDA payment centers below:

  • Meralco Complex – Gate 2, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
  • Pinagkamaligan, Tanay – MA Roxas St., Brgy. Pinagkamaligan (beside Meralco Office)
  • Tropical Hut Taytay – Ortigas Ave., Ext., Corner E. Rodriguez Ave., Taytay, Rizal
  • Ever Commonwealth
  • Gulod Novaliches – 873 Quirino Hi-way (beside Meralco Nova).
  • Pritil, Tondo – Juan Luna St., (beside Puregold Pritil), Tondo, Manila
  • Cangatba, Porac – Cangatba (back of Municipal Hall of Porac), Porac, Pampanga
  • Ultra Mega Paliparan – Paliparan Road (inside Ultra Mega Supermarket), Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • Zapote Arcade – beside Puregold Zapote, corner Quirino, Zapote Road.
  • Romacom, Muntinlupa – Romacom Bldg., (beside PNB Poblacion), Muntinlupa City

2. If your violation notice has exceeded 7 days, you need to proceed to the MMDA Redemption Office located at Edsa cor. Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.  Pay your clearance fee at Window 1.

3. If you have more than 3 unpaid violations, you need to attend the Traffic Academy and secure a Certificate of Attendance before you can pay the total amount of your accumulated violations.

4. For any disputes or contentions on your violation notice, you may proceed to the MMDA Traffic Adjudication Division.

Before proceeding to the MMDA office or before making any payments, make sure that the violation was issued by an MMDA enforcer.  Check with a local traffic enforcer.

Violators who refuse to pay their fines, in spite of receiving a Final Notice from the MMDA, will not be allowed to renew their vehicle’s registration.  The violator and details of the vehicle will also be included in the Alarm List and will be reported to LTO.

Source:  http://www.mmda.gov.ph/index.php/20-faq/293-procedure-in-settling-your-mmda-issued-traffic-violations

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