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Attention, motorists: Here are NCR's single ticketing system fines that will be implemented in April

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Feb 04, 2023 11:11 am

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) has finally approved the implementation of the single ticketing system across the National Capital Region, which allows for a smoother and more centralized structure for paying penalities.

The scheme was authorized through the establishment of the Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023, which was passed by all of the 17 mayors of Metro Manila during a meeting held at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's (MMDA) headquarters in Pasig City.

In a release posted on the MMDA's Facebook account, the government agency's acting chairman Don Artes called the passing of the system a "historic moment" as motorists can now pay for their traffic-related violations regardless of the city they have been caught in, preventing any sort of confusion.

"This is a historic moment for all of us because after more than twenty years, Metro Manila is finally adopting the single ticketing system that will highly benefit our motorists," Artes said.

The system allows for interconnectivity among government instrumentalities involved in the transport and traffic management in the metropolis, with harmonized fines and penalties that will help iron out the uncoordinated implementation of traffic laws.

According to the guidelines, the violations that would incur fines include disregarding traffic signs, reckless driving, overloading, driving without a license, and overspeeding, among others. Should motorists breach these, they will be subjected to fines ranging from P500 to P2,000.

Aside from these, motorists can also be penalized for traffic violations under special laws, which include failure to use seat belt, not wearing motorcycle helmet, and more. Such can incur fines ranging from P1,000 to P10,000.

Here are the uniform fines and penalties under the single ticketing system for traffic violations.

There are also uniform fines and penalties for traffic violations under special laws, which you can find below.

The MMDA stated that the single ticketing system is expected to be implemented in April, with MMC President and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora noting that other Metro Manila mayors have agreed to amend their respective ordinances on or before March 15 to accord with the new traffic code.

"The Metro Manila local government units will have to pass their respective ordinances adapting the Metro Manila Traffic Code 2023 on or before March 15 to fully implement the single ticketing system," Zamora said.