Major Traffic Violations in the Philippines

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Traffic in PH

We commit some traffic violations when driving. Sometimes, the circumstance leads us to do so – like paying more attention to a pedestrian versus the traffic rules. Your car insurance could help you in case there is damage incurred from the traffic violations.

What’s important is that we are informed of the common traffic violations so we can avoid doing them.

Read more: 10 Weird Traffic Laws You Never Knew Existed

Here are traffic violations in the Philippines with their corresponding fines and penalties according to the Department of Transportation and Communication together with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Land Transportation Office:

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Driving without a valid driver’s license

Fine: P3,000

Penalty: The offender will be disqualified from being granted a driver’s license or from driving a motor vehicle for one year from the payment of the fine.

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Driving a motor vehicle used in committing a crime

Fine: P10,000

Penalty: The offender’s driver’s license will be confiscated, and if convicted, revoked with the driver being perpetually disqualified from being granted a driver’s license. The vehicle will also be impounded until after the payment of appropriate fines and penalties.

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Reckless driving

Fine:

  • P2,000 – first offense
  • P3,000 – second offense
  • P10,000 – third offense

Penalty: The offender’s driver’s license will be suspended for three months for the second offense and six months for the third offense, with the revocation of the license on succeeding offenses. A non-professional driver whose license has been revoked will be disqualified from obtaining a driver’s license for two years from revocation, while a professional driver whose license has been revoked will be perpetually disqualified from getting a license;

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Failure to wear seatbelts

Fine:

  • P1,000 – first offense
  • P2,000 – second offense
  • P5,000 – third offense

Penalty: The driver’s license of the offender will be suspended for one week from the payment of the fine.

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Failure to carry a driver’s license or the vehicle’s certificate of registration or official receipt while driving a motor vehicle (OR/CR)

Fine: P1,000

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Driving an unregistered motor vehicle

Fine: P10,000

Penalty: If the non-registration has exceeded one month, the vehicle shall be impounded and released only if it has been registered and its corresponding fines and penalties have been paid.

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Unauthorized vehicle modification

Fine: P5,000

Penalty: The vehicle will be impounded and released only upon correction of the defect and the payment of the fine

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Operating a motor vehicle without or with defective/improper/unauthorized accessories, devices, equipment and parts

Fine: P5,000

Penalty: The vehicle will be impounded until the accessory, device, equipment or part is properly installed, corrected or removed depending on the offense and the fine has been paid. Any improper or unauthorized device will also be confiscated in favor of the government

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All other violations of traffic rules and regulations, from parking violations to illegal turns

Fine: P1,000

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