LTO Sets Higher Fines for Traffic Violators
Ringo | On 06, Jun 2014
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has decided to increase the fine for minor traffic violations as some found it ok to violate rules due to low fines.
A copy of Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 was published by the ABS-CBN News noting that some violations costing a motorist P200 will increase to as much as P1,000. These includes: parking in front of a private driveway, failing to dim headlights when approaching another vehicle and carrying two or more passengers in motorcycle.
Driver who are caught driving under the influence of alcohol will be fined and will have their license confiscated and suspended for a year. Reckless drivers, on the other hand, will be first fined P2,000.00 on the first offense and P10,000.00 for succeeding offenses plus a possibility of license suspension for three to six months.
Motorcycle riders who are caught driving without helmet will have to pay P1,500 fine for the first offense and P5,000 for the succeeding offense.
Drivers who were found with defective accessories, devices, equipment, and parts such as horns, blinkers, brakes, early warning devices, mirrors, lights, speedometer, wipers and license plates will be fined P5,000.
Public utility vehicle drivers who are caught refusing a passenger, not giving discounts and overcharging will be fined P1,000. Their operators will also be fined with P5,000.
Failure to pay such fine within 15 days from the date of apprehension shall result in automatic suspension of driver’s license for 30 days.