MMDA Violations and Fees Every Motorist Must Know About

Published: February 10, 2021 | Updated: July 23, 2021 | Posted by: Moneymax | Government Services


MMDA Violation and Penalty Fee List | Moneymax

Everyone who drives tries their best not to violate any traffic rule—that’s a fact. Sometimes, though, you’ll find yourself fined for an MMDA violation. “I didn’t know” is definitely not something you can say to get out of trouble.

As a motorist, you’re obliged to observe traffic rules and regulations. Moreover, you must be updated on the penalties that come with certain traffic violations and misconducts.

Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in on that. Here is a list of MMDA traffic violations and penalties you should know about. For your reference, we have also included the MMDA violation code sheet[1].

MMDA Violation and Penalty Fee List

License-Related Violations and Penalties

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These violations usually involve your driver’s license—any misuse, failure to carry it while driving, or failure to renew it.

MMDA Violation CodeTraffic ViolationPenalty - 1st OffensePenalty - 2nd OffensePenalty - 3rd Offense
060Allowing another person to use your driver’s licensePHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license
061Allowing improperly licensed or unlicensed person to drivePHP 750PHP 750PHP 750
058Failure to sign your driver’s licensePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
059Fake driver’s licensePHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license
092Fake ID/permitPHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
063Driving without the presence of a licensed driverPHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
177Double licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
054Driving with delinquent/invalid/ineffectual driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
056Driving with revoked driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
055Driving with a suspended driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
053Driving without a driver’s licensePHP 750PHP 750PHP 750
057Failure to carry/show/surrender driver’s licensePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150

License Plate and Registration-Related Violations and Penalties

These violations involve the license plates issued to the driver upon registration, as well as those related to your vehicle registration.

MMDA Violation CodeTraffic ViolationPenalty - 1st OffensePenalty - 2nd OffensePenalty - 3rd Offense
A017Delinquent/Invalid registrationPHP 450PHP 450PHP 450
079Dirty/Uncared for platesPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
190Failure to display the regular plate with a commemorative platePHP 5,000PHP 5,000PHP 5,000
083Fake number platesPHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
089Fake stickersPHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
093Fake tagsPHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
095Illegal transfer of plates/tags/stickersPHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license
082Improperly displayed platesPHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
069AImproperly registered motor vehiclePHP 450PHP 450PHP 450
080Inconspicuously displayed platesPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
102No plate lightsPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
078Plates not firmly attached/visiblePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
071Revoked certificate of registrationPHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate
070Suspended certificate of registrationPHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate
084Tampered/marked platesPHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
090Tampered/marked stickersPHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
094Tampering of OR/CR and other documentsPHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hoursPHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hoursPHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hours
077Tourist driving an unregistered vehicle in the PhilippinesPHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
086Unauthorized “For Hire” plates on private vehiclesPHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
Unauthorized improvised platesPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Unregistered vehiclePHP 450PHP 450PHP 450
Violation of commemorative plate rules and regulationsPHP 5,000PHP 5,000PHP 5,000
085Unauthorized improvised platesPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150

Common Driving Violations and Penalties

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These violations are among the most committed by experienced and newbie drivers in general. They involve disregarding driving laws, traffic signs, and traffic rules that endanger the safety of the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road. Take note of the MMDA violation and penalty fee table below.

MMDA Violation CodeTraffic ViolationPenalty - 1st OffensePenalty - 2nd OffensePenalty - 3rd Offense
046Allowing passenger on top of the vehiclePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
222Violation of the Anti-Distracted Driving ActPHP 5,000PHP 10,000PHP 15,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s license 4th offense: PHP 20,000 + revocation of driver’s license
170Violation of the right-hand drive banPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
135Colored/Tinted/Painted windshieldPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
030Cutting an overtaken vehiclePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
118Defective/Broken brakes/equipment/windshieldPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
003/003DDisregarding traffic signsPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
023ADriving against trafficPHP 2,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + 6-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
052Driving in a place not for trafficPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
066Driving under the influence of drugsPHP 2,000PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
065Driving under the influence of liquorPHP 2,000PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
212Excess passenger/cargoPHP 1,000PHP 1,000PHP 1,000
045Failure to dim headlights/give proper signal/give way to an overtaking vehicle/give way to police vehicle/fire truck/ambulancePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
044Failure to stop motor and notch handbrake of the motor when unattendedPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
194Failure to use the seatbeltPHP 250PHP 500PHP 1,000 + 1-week suspension of driver’s license
040Failure to yield right of wayPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
023BIllegal or unauthorized counterflowPHP 2,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + 6-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
014Illegal overtakingPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
226Illegal parking (attended)PHP 1,000PHP 1,000PHP 1,000
224Illegal parking (unattended)PHP 2,000PHP 2,000PHP 2,000
008Illegal turningPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
178Illegal/Unsafe towingPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
099Improper/Defective horn/signaling devicePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
031Increasing speed when overtakenPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
103No brake lightsPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
128JNo motorcycle helmetPHP 1,500PHP 3,000PHP 5,000 Succeeding offenses: PHP 10,000 + confiscation of driver’s license
219JNo ICC/PS Mark sticker on the helmetPHP 3,000PHP 5,000N/A
136No tailgatePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
105No/Cut mufflerPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
098No/Defective handbrakePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
001ObstructionPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
022Overnight parkingPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
201MOverspeeding along Diosdado Macapagal Ave.PHP 2,000PHP 2,000PHP 2,000
201POverspeeding physical apprehensionPHP 1,200PHP 1,200PHP 1,200
036Overtaking at an intersection/at No Overtaking Zone/at railway grade crossing/at an unsafe distance/between Men Working: Caution signs/upon a crest of grade/upon a curve/when the left side is not visible or clearPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
010BPrivate vehicle using Yellow Bus Lanes along EDSAPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
004Reckless drivingPHP 500P 750 + suspension of driver’s licensePHP 1,000 + revocation of driver’s license
171Smoke belchingPHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
188Sporting dazzling headlights, neon lights, broken lensPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
187Stainless/Nickel/Chrome-plated, shiny vehicle partsPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
005Stalled vehiclePHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
1203Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked heavy vehiclesPHP 4,500PHP 4,500PHP 4,500
1202Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked medium vehiclesPHP 2,500PHP 2,500PHP 2,500
1201Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked light vehiclesPHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
130Violation of color schemePHP 375PHP 375PHP 375
180Unsafe load/cargoPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
067Using the vehicle in committing a crimePHP 10,000 + revocation of driver’s licenseN/AN/A
201No contact overspeedingPHP 1,200PHP 1,200PHP 1,200

Keep in mind that this list includes only the most common traffic violations in the Philippines. To see the complete list of MMDA violations, click on the links shared at the end of the article.

Read more: The Anti-Distracted Driving Act: How Helpful Is It in Preventing Road Accidents?

Penalties for Improper Driver Behavior and Conduct

You could be also ticketed for an MMDA traffic violation due to unprofessional behavior or conduct when driving.

MMDA Violation CodeTraffic ViolationPenalty - 1st OffensePenalty - 2nd OffensePenalty - 3rd Offense
048Arrogance/DiscourtesyPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
051Driving in a sleeveless shirt/slippersPHP 100PHP 100PHP 100
193Failure to comply with accident or traffic violation proceduresPHP 300PHP 300PHP 300

Read more: Number Coding Guide for Filipino Motorists in 2021

How to Pay Your MMDA Violation

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Settling your MMDA violation should be much easier nowadays, as the organization has a website called, “May Huli Ba?” You can check it first to see if you have an outstanding MMDA violation. While you’re at it, check if the violation is issued within seven days.[2] If the violation is within the said period, you must settle your fine at any MMDA-accredited payment centers. Otherwise, you’ll need to visit MMDA’s redemption office.

Make sure to fill out your payment form correctly. Bring your violation notice with you because you’ll need it when filling out the form. Once you’re paid, keep a copy of your receipt.

Tips When Dealing with MMDA Officers

First, ask the enforcer respectfully about the violation you’ve committed. Be calm and courteous; you don’t want unnecessary conflicts to arise. Keep in mind that aggression may also warrant another violation and penalty.

Don’t be too defensive. At the same time, don’t just follow what the officer asks you to do. Remember that you have the right to ask for a written mission order, as this very document validates your apprehension. You should be also aware of MMDA’s No Contact Apprehension Policy, which allows the use of documentation devices, such as CCTV and digital cameras, to capture violators.[3]

Lastly, don’t try to bribe the officer even if the officer is obviously hinting at it. You’re not supposed to tolerate such behaviors. Report the erring officers to the proper authorities.

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Final Thoughts

The fees for most MMDA traffic violations and penalties seem minimal, but you still don’t want to be in that situation where you’ll be hassled with settling the fines.

The inconvenience is much greater when you don’t settle the fine immediately. If you are late in paying for the fine for the MMDA violation you’ve committed, or fail to settle it all together, you won’t be able to renew your driver’s license if you’re physically apprehended, or vehicle registration if apprehended under the no-contact policy.

Avoid such scenarios by making sure your car is roadworthy before you drive, driving responsibly, and observing traffic rules and signs.

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