Revised traffic violation fines
Revised traffic violation fines takes effect today, June 19. Motorists and drivers especially in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao, beware. The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) implements today, June 19, the new traffic violation penalties in accordance with the Joint Administrative Order 01-2014.
Some spicy samples:
DRIVING WITHOUT A VALID LICENSE/CONDUCTOR’S PERMIT DRIVER’S
PHP 3,000 (up from PHP 1,000)
This includes driving with an expired, revoked, suspended, inappropriate driver’s license restriction code, inappropriate driver’s license classification, fake driver’s license, tourist driving a motor vehicle with a valid foreign driver’s license beyond the 90-day maximum allowable period and a student driver driving without being accompanied by a duly licensed driver.
In addition, the unlicensed or improperly licensed driver shall be disqualified from being granted a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle for a period of one (1) year from the payment of the fine.
RECKLESS DRIVING First offense PHP 2,000 | Second offense – PHP 3,000 | Subsequent offense – PHP 10,000
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway recklessly or without reasonable caution considering the width, traffic, grades, crossing, curvatures, visibility and other conditions of the highway and the conditions of the atmosphere and weather, or so to endanger the property of the safety or rights of any person or so as to cause excessive or unreasonable damage to the highway. This includes driving an unregistered vehicle.
FAILURE TO REQUIRE HIS/HER PASSENGER/S TO WEAR THE PRESCRIBED SEATBELT DEVICE PHP 3,000
For Public Utility Vehicles, failure to post For Public Utility Vehicles, both appropriate signages instructing front seat the driver and the operator are passengers to wear seatbelts when inside the liable to pay a fine of PHP 3,000.00 vehicle, f0r every violation.
FAILURE TO WEAR THE STANDARD PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE HELMET OR FAILURE TO REQUIRE THE BACK RIDER TO WEAR THE STANDARD PROTECTIVE MOTORCYCLE HELMET First offense – PHP 1,500 | Second offense – PHP 3,000 | Third offense – PHP 5,000 | Fourth and succeeding offenses – PHP 10,000
Wearing a helmet with a fake Philippine standard (PS) or Import Commodity Clearance (IIC) sticker shall be tantamount to riding a moving motorcycle without wearing a helmet.
|Could get expensive: Habal-Habal||They may be exempt – Ifugao|
There are many more, see here. Revised traffic violation fines: DOTC joint ao no. 2014-01
Post scriptum: the Flesch Reading Ease test, that measures the readability of a text, considers these law texts as very difficult to read (score = 14.1)