Here in the Philippines, most drivers would say that they are the best drivers but many don’t even know the basics of LTO violations. If you are a driver and, you should be concern about the wellbeing of others too, don’t you think? If you are then read this because it will help you a lot especially in avoiding getting a ticket that will require you to pay fine.
- Driving without Your License
Who does that? Well, apparently a lot considering it’s included in the list. Whether or not you’re going on a road trip or a quick drive, be mindful and bring your driver’s license with you. The last thing you want is to shell out money because you were irresponsible to bring it.
Driving without license fine: Php1,500
Driving with a suspended or revoked license fine: Php1,000
Driving with No Seatbelt
For safety reasons, you should have your seatbelt ready at all times. This protects you and your passengers in case of emergency.
Driving with no seatbelt first offense fine: Php1,000
Driving with no seatbelt second offense fine: Php2,000
Driving with no seatbelt third offense: Php5,000
2. Reckless Driving
Reckless driving puts everybody’s lives at risk and LTO is not one to overlook that. Here are the fines you can take note of so you’ll remember to be a cautious drives at all times.
Reckless driving fine first offense: Php2,000
Reckless driving fine second offense: Php3,000
Reckless driving fine third offense: Php10,000
3. Driving the Influence of Alcohol
Needless to say, drunk driving can not only harm you but others’ as well and besides the fine you need to pay for, your license will be suspended for two months if you care caught driving under the influence of alcohol and expect your license to be suspended for 6 months if you continue to have further violations.
Drunk driving fine first offense: Php5,000
Drunk driving fine second offense: Php6,000
Drunk driving fine third offense: Php7,000 + the suspension of 6 months
4. Driving under the Influence of Prohibited Drugs
This may be the worst violation a driver can commit because aside from Php10,000 fine, license will be revoked automatically.
5. Driving when Plate Isn’t Attached Properly
Driving this way may cause untoward incidents like the license plate swinging off somewhere and harming other civilians. It may have a cheap fine compared to other violations but it’s still a violation so don’t do this.
Displaying an expired sticker or commemorative plate
Tampered/Broken/Marked Plate or Sticker
6. Transferring of Plates, Tags or Stickers Illegally
Using the vehicle in illegal or criminal activity will result to paying a fine of Php12,000. Plates, Registration Certificate, and Official Receipt will be suspended for two years. License be suspended for 3 months. There’s an exemption for security plates used on authorized motor vehicles.
7. Driving when your Tail Light is Malfunctioning
This also applies to defective devices, accessories, equipments, and parts such as the following:
- EWD (Early Warning Device)
- Brake lights
- Interior lights
- Metallic tires
- Spare tires
8. Smoke Belching
This is a no-brainer. Smoke belching is a no-no because of the harmful effects to the environment and of course, to civilians.
Smoke Belching fine first offense: Php2,000
Smoke Belching fine second offense: Php4,000
Smoke Belching fine third offense: Php6,000 + 1 year suspension of vehicle registration
9. Defective Motor Vehicles
Defective motor vehicles can cause accidents not only to you and your passengers but also nearby people and other vehicles.
There are still other violations that a driver mustn’t commit but these are the basic regulations. It’s important to follow these rules so your chances of having a good record are higher. By following the rules, you not only make you and your passengers safe but you also gain respect from others.