by Mayee Gonzales, on category "Car Insurance"
February 4, 2019
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.
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.