MMDA Violations and Penalties Motorists Must Know About

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November 15, 2019


MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties | Moneymax

This article was published on April 16, 2015 and was updated on November 15, 2019.

Everyone who drives tries their best not to violate any traffic rule—that’s a fact.

However, there are moments when you’ll find yourself fined for an MMDA traffic violation, and “I didn’t know” is definitely not something you can say to get out of it.

If you’re wondering what violations you can incur and the fines that come with them, here are the MMDA traffic violations and penalties you should be aware of.

License-Based 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 Traffic Violations and Penalties1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Allowing 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
Allowing improperly licensed or unlicensed person to drivePHP 750PHP 750PHP 750
Failure to sign your driver’s licensePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Fake 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
Fake ID/permitPHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
Driving without the presence of a licensed driverPHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
Double licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Driving with delinquent/invalid/ineffectual driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Driving with revoked driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Driving with a suspended driver’s licensePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Driving without a driver’s licensePHP 750PHP 750PHP 750
Failure to carry/show/surrender driver’s licensePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150

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License Plate and Registration-Based 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 Traffic Violations and Penalties1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Delinquent/Invalid registrationPHP 450PHP 450PHP 450
Dirty/Uncared for platesPHP 150 + confiscation of license platePHP 150 + confiscation of license platePHP 150 + confiscation of license plate
Failure to carry CR/ORPHP 150 PHP 150PHP 150
Failure to display the regular plate with a commemorative platePHP 5,000PHP 5,000PHP 5,000
Fake number plates PHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
Fake stickers PHP 1,000PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
 Fake tagsPHP 1,000 PHP 2,000PHP 3,000
 Illegal transfer of plates/tags/stickersPHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license PHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license
 Improperly displayed platesPHP 200PHP 200 PHP 200
 Improperly registered motor vehiclePHP 450PHP 450PHP 450
 Inconspicuously displayed platesPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
No plate lightsPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Plates not firmly attached/visiblePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Revoked certificate of registrationPHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate
Suspended certificate of registrationPHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of platePHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate
Tampered/marked platesPHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Tampered/marked stickersPHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Tampering 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
Tourist driving an unregistered vehicle in the PhilippinesPHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
Unauthorized “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 5,000

PHP 5,000

PHP 5,000

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Driving Violations and Penalties

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These violations are among the most committed by Pinoy 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 traffic violations and penalties below.

 
MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Allowing passenger on top of the vehiclePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Violation 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

Violation of the right-hand drive banPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
Colored/Tinted/Painted windshieldPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
Cutting an overtaken vehiclePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Defective/Broken brakes/equipment/windshieldPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Disregarding traffic signsPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Driving 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
Driving in a place not for trafficPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Driving under the influence of drugsPHP 2,000PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
Driving under the influence of liquorPHP 2,000PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
Excess passenger/cargoPHP 1,000PHP 1,000PHP 1,000
Failure to dim headlights/give proper signal/give way to an overtaking vehicle/give way to police vehicle/fire truck/ambulancePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Failure to install early warning devicePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Failure to stop motor and notch handbrake of the motor when unattendedPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Failure to use the seatbeltPHP 250PHP 500PHP 1,000 + 1-week suspension of driver’s license
Failure to yield right of wayPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Illegal or unauthorized counterflowPHP 2,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s licensePHP 2,000 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license PHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license
Illegal overtakingPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Illegal parking (attended)PHP 1,000PHP 1,000PHP 1,000
Illegal parking (unattended)PHP 2,000PHP 2,000PHP 2,000
Illegal turningPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Illegal/Unsafe towingPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Improper/Defective horn/signaling devicePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Increasing speed when overtakenPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
No brake lights/interior light/rearview mirror/red rear lights/spare tirePHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
No motorcycle helmetPHP 1,500PHP 3,000PHP 5,000

Succeeding offenses: PHP 10,000 + confiscation of driver’s license

No ICC/PS Mark sticker on the helmetPHP 3,000PHP 5,000N/A
No tailgatePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
No/Cut mufflerPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
No/Defective handbrake/headlights/speedometer/tachometer/taillights/windshield wiperPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Obstruction on public roadsPHP 1,000PHP 1,000PHP 1,000
Overnight parkingPHP 500 PHP 500 PHP 500
Overspeeding along Diosdado Macapagal Ave.PHP 2,000PHP 2,000PHP 2,000
Overspeeding along other major roadsPHP 1,200PHP 1,200 PHP 1,200
Overtaking 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
Private vehicle using Yellow Bus Lanes along EDSAPHP 1,000PHP 1,000 PHP 1,000
Reckless drivingPHP 500P 750 + suspension of driver’s licensePHP 1,000 + revocation of driver’s license
Smoke belchingPHP 200PHP 200PHP 200
Sporting dazzling headlights, neon lights, broken lensPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
Stainless/Nickel/Chrome-plated, shiny vehicle partsPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500
Stalled light vehiclePHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
Stalled medium vehiclePHP 2,500PHP 2,500PHP 2,500
Stalled heavy vehiclePHP 3,000PHP 3,000PHP 3,000
Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked heavy vehiclesPHP 4,500PHP 4,500PHP 4,500
Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked medium vehiclesPHP 2,500PHP 2,500 PHP 2,500
Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked light vehiclesPHP 1,500PHP 1,500PHP 1,500
Violation of number coding schemePHP 300PHP 300PHP 300
Unsafe load/cargoPHP 150PHP 150PHP 150
Using the vehicle in committing a crimePHP 10,000 + revocation of driver’s licenseN/AN/A

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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 Traffic Violations and Penalties1st Offense2nd Offense3rd Offense
Arrogance/DiscourtesyPHP 150 PHP 150  PHP 150
Driving in a sleeveless shirt/slippersPHP 100 PHP 100PHP 100
Horn tooting along EDSA and other major roadsPHP 500PHP 500PHP 500

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 (1).

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 traffic violation you committed, or fail to settle it altogether, 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 (2).

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

Protect your car and your loved ones!

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