Published: February 4, 2019 | Updated: June 6, 2020 | Posted by: Mayee Gonzales | Car Insurance
Everyone gets a ticket at least once in their life. Whether it’s for smoking at a non-smoking area or for throwing garbage at the wrong place. Indeed, we’ve all paid fines for something at one point or another.
And if you’re a driver in the Philippines, there’s a huge chance you have received a ticket from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for violating one (or two) of their rules and regulations.
Don’t let this happen again. Be a responsible motorist and take note of the following LTO violations.
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Going for a quick drive but too lazy to get your driving license? Think twice before starting your vehicle. Driving without a license will cost you PHP 1,500 while driving with a suspended or revoked license has an LTO fine worth PHP 1,000.
Apart from the penalty, motorists who violate the regulation will receive a two-month license suspension. For the second offense, another penalty of PHP 6,000 plus three months suspension of driver’s license. Then, for subsequent violations, a penalty of PHP 7,000 and six months suspension of driver’s license will be implemented.
The penalty for this LTO violation may seem inexpensive but driving with a loose number plate may cause damage to your vehicle and also risk your safety and those of other motorists.
*With an exception for security plates on an authorized motor vehicle
This violation for defective/improper/unauthorized accessories, devices, equipment and parts also applies to the following:
Bells/horns/sirens/whistles, blinkers, brakes, early warning device (EWD), grill/s, jalousies, brake (foot and hand brakes), brake lights/headlights/interior lights/signal, mirrors, mufflers, metallic tires/spare tire, speedometer, windshield, wipers or any other accessory, device, equipment or part that may risk road safety.
For the second offense, apprehended motorists will face a fine of PHP 4,000. For the third offense, 1 year suspension of the vehicle’s registration plus a PHP 6,000 penalty.
Note: These are just some of the LTO violations in the Philippines. Click here for the complete list.
Most violations are easily avoided if a motorist – and in some cases, their passengers – do their due diligence. Be a responsible driver and passenger to avoid the above mentioned LTO violations.
Mayee is an experienced writer, editor, and content strategist. She enjoys writing about personal finance and lifestyle topics. On her free time, she reads, travels, and watches a lot of movies. She’s also a proud cat-mom. Follow Mayee on LinkedIn.