TopGear.com.ph's guide to traffic violation fees

by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Jun 3, 2009
Fines and Penalties for Common Violations
Violation Old New
Driving without a license P750 P1500
Driving with expired or delinquent license P300 P400
Driving with suspended/revoked/improper license P300 P1000
Failure to carry driver's license P150 P200
Failure to sign driver's license P150 P200
Driving under the influence of liquor     
First offense P2000 P5000 + two months suspension of driver's license
Second offense P2000 + one year suspension of driver's license 6000 + three months suspension of driver's license
Subsequent violations Revocation of driver's license P7000 + six months suspension of driver's license* *after third offense, automatic revocation of driver's license
Driving under the influence of drugs  P2000 P7000 + automatic revocation of driver's license
(Subsequent violations) Revocation of driver's license -
Allowing an unlicensed/improperly licensed person to drive a motor vehicle P750 P1000 + suspension of plates, registrations and driver's license for two months
Possession and use of fake driver's license P1500 + confiscation of authentic driver's license if he has been issued one, and six months suspension of driver's license; or, if the driver has not been issued a driver's license, he shall be disqualified to secure one for six months P2000 + if the driver has been issued an authentic license, one year suspension; or, if the driver has not been issued a driver's license, he shall be disqualified to secure one for two years
Student driver operating a vehicle without being accompanied by a licensed driver P200 P500
Operating a vehicle which is unregistered/improperly registered or with invalid registration For the driver and the owner, P450 each If committed by the driver without the knowledge/consent of the owner, P2000 ** in both cases, the vehicle shall be impounded or the plates shall be confiscated and will only be returned once the vehicle is properly registered
If the driver is also the owner** P900 P4000
Obscure license plates P150 P200
Improper display of a vehicle's permanent plate P200 P500
Display of expired commemorative plates P200 P2000
Tampered/marked plates or stickers P300 P2000
Improper/defective horn or signalling device P150 P300
Operating vehicle without head, tail, plate and/or brake lights P150 P300
Unauthorized use of bell, siren or exhaust whistle P150 P15000
Reckless driving    
First offense P500 P1000
Second offense P750 + suspension of driver's license P1500 + suspension of driver's license for two months
Third offense P1000 + revocation of driver's license P2000 + suspension of driver's license for six months*** ***after third offense, automatic revocation of driver's license
Failure to install a seatbelt - P1000
Failure to wear/unbuckled seatbelt - P250
Allowing a child six years old and below to sit on the front passenger seat - P250

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