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Metro Manila adopts uniform traffic violation ticket

Mike Frialde (The Philippine Star) - November 15, 2012 - 3:46pm

MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the various mayors of Metro Manila on Thursday approved a resolution allowing the use of a single ticket and uniform fines for traffic violations across Metro Manila.

According to the MMDA, Resolution No. 12-02 or "Adopting a Uniform Ticketing System" was approved following a study conducted by a technical working group.

The MMDA said the new scheme will be effective in January next year.

Under the new unified ticketing and penalties system, penalties for traffic violations would now range from P500 for such violations as "disobedience to traffic signs" to P2,500 for operating a taxi with a defective or tampered meter.

It would be recalled that a uniform ticketing system was earlier made effective for traffic violations across Metro Manila. However, the MMDA and the various local government units could not agree on a uniform schedule of fines for violation

The MMDA earlier argued that there is no need to have a uniform set of fines for violations under a single traffic violation ticketing system.

The single traffic violation tickets now being used are called the Unified Ordinance Violation Receipts (UOVR), bearing the logos of the MMDA, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the 17 Metro Manila LGUs.

The UOVR is designed to be tamper-proof and will have several security features to prevent forgery.

With the use of the UOVR, a motorist who gets apprehended for a traffic violation and gets his driver’s license confiscated, can use the single traffic violation ticket as temporary license. Should the motorist be flagged down in another city, he will no longer be issued another traffic violation ticket for driving without a license on presentation of his UOVR.

The MMDA says the UOVR is valid only for a single common offense. Should a motorist be issued an UOVR in one city for speeding, he could be issued another UOVR for committing another violation in another city, such as beating the red light.

Prior to the approval of a uniform set of fines, each LGU imposes its own set of fines for traffic violations with Makati and Quezon City having stiff fines for traffic violations,

The MMDA said the UOVR will also be recognized by traffic enforcers of the LTO.

LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE MAKATI AND QUEZON CITY METRO MANILA METROPOLITAN MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MMDA RESOLUTION NO TRAFFIC UNIFIED ORDINANCE VIOLATION RECEIPTS UNIFORM TICKETING SYSTEM UOVR VIOLATION
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