MMDA Violations and Fees Every Motorist Must Know About

Moneymax
·11 min read
MMDA violation and penalty fee list
MMDA violation and penalty fee list

This article was published on April 16, 2015 and was updated on February 10, 2021.

Everyone who drives tries their best not to violate any traffic rule—that’s a fact. Sometimes, though, you’ll find yourself fined for an MMDA violation. “I didn’t know” is definitely not something you can say to get out of trouble.

As a motorist, you’re obliged to observe traffic rules and regulations. Moreover, you must be updated on the penalties that come with certain traffic violations and misconducts.

Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in on that. Here is a list of MMDA traffic violations and penalties you should know about. For your reference, we have also included the MMDA violation code sheet[1].

MMDA Violation and Penalty Fee List

License-Related Violations and Penalties

MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties - License-Based Violations and Penalties
MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties - License-Based Violations and Penalties

These violations usually involve your driver’s license—any misuse, failure to carry it while driving, or failure to renew it.

MMDA Violation Code

Traffic Violation

Penalty - 1st Offense

Penalty - 2nd Offense

Penalty - 3rd Offense

060

Allowing another person to use your driver’s license

PHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

061

Allowing improperly licensed or unlicensed person to drive

PHP 750

PHP 750

PHP 750

058

Failure to sign your driver’s license

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

059

Fake driver’s license

PHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 1,500 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license

092

Fake ID/permit

PHP 1,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 3,000

063

Driving without the presence of a licensed driver

PHP 200

PHP 200

PHP 200

177

Double license

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

054

Driving with delinquent/invalid/ineffectual driver’s license

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

056

Driving with revoked driver’s license

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

055

Driving with a suspended driver’s license

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

053

Driving without a driver’s license

PHP 750

PHP 750

PHP 750

057

Failure to carry/show/surrender driver’s license

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

Read more:

License Plate and Registration-Related Violations and Penalties

These violations involve the license plates issued to the driver upon registration, as well as those related to your vehicle registration.

MMDA Violation Code

Traffic Violation

Penalty - 1st Offense

Penalty - 2nd Offense

Penalty - 3rd Offense

A017

Delinquent/Invalid registration

PHP 450

PHP 450

PHP 450

079

Dirty/Uncared for plates

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

190

Failure to display the regular plate with a commemorative plate

PHP 5,000

PHP 5,000

PHP 5,000

083

Fake number plates

PHP 1,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 3,000

089

Fake stickers

PHP 1,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 3,000

093

Fake tags

PHP 1,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 3,000

095

Illegal transfer of plates/tags/stickers

PHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 7,500 + 1-month suspension of driver’s license

082

Improperly displayed plates

PHP 200

PHP 200

PHP 200

069A

Improperly registered motor vehicle

PHP 450

PHP 450

PHP 450

080

Inconspicuously displayed plates

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

102

No plate lights

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

078

Plates not firmly attached/visible

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

071

Revoked certificate of registration

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

070

Suspended certificate of registration

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

PHP 450 + impounding of vehicle/confiscation of plate

084

Tampered/marked plates

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

090

Tampered/marked stickers

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

094

Tampering of OR/CR and other documents

PHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hours

PHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hours

PHP 5,000 + impounding of vehicle for 24 hours

077

Tourist driving an unregistered vehicle in the Philippines

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

086

Unauthorized “For Hire” plates on private vehicles

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

Unauthorized improvised plates

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

Unregistered vehicle

PHP 450

PHP 450

PHP 450

Violation of commemorative plate rules and regulations

PHP 5,000

PHP 5,000

PHP 5,000

085

Unauthorized improvised plates

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

Read more:

Common Driving Violations and Penalties

MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties - Driving Violations and Penalties
MMDA Traffic Violations and Penalties - Driving Violations and Penalties

Photo from MMDA Facebook page

These violations are among the most committed by experienced and newbie drivers in general. They involve disregarding driving laws, traffic signs, and traffic rules that endanger the safety of the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road. Take note of the MMDA violation and penalty fee table below.

MMDA Violation Code

Traffic Violation

Penalty - 1st Offense

Penalty - 2nd Offense

Penalty - 3rd Offense

046

Allowing passenger on top of the vehicle

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

222

Violation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

PHP 5,000

PHP 10,000

PHP 15,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s license 4th offense: PHP 20,000 + revocation of driver’s license

170

Violation of the right-hand drive ban

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

135

Colored/Tinted/Painted windshield

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

030

Cutting an overtaken vehicle

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

118

Defective/Broken brakes/equipment/windshield

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

003/003D

Disregarding traffic signs

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

023A

Driving against traffic

PHP 2,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license

052

Driving in a place not for traffic

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

066

Driving under the influence of drugs

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license

065

Driving under the influence of liquor

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000 + 1-year suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license

212

Excess passenger/cargo

PHP 1,000

PHP 1,000

PHP 1,000

045

Failure to dim headlights/give proper signal/give way to an overtaking vehicle/give way to police vehicle/fire truck/ambulance

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

044

Failure to stop motor and notch handbrake of the motor when unattended

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

194

Failure to use the seatbelt

PHP 250

PHP 500

PHP 1,000 + 1-week suspension of driver’s license

040

Failure to yield right of way

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

023B

Illegal or unauthorized counterflow

PHP 2,000 + 3-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + 6-month suspension of driver’s license

PHP 2,000 + revocation of driver’s license

014

Illegal overtaking

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

226

Illegal parking (attended)

PHP 1,000

PHP 1,000

PHP 1,000

224

Illegal parking (unattended)

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000

008

Illegal turning

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

178

Illegal/Unsafe towing

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

099

Improper/Defective horn/signaling device

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

031

Increasing speed when overtaken

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

103

No brake lights

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

128J

No motorcycle helmet

PHP 1,500

PHP 3,000

PHP 5,000 Succeeding offenses: PHP 10,000 + confiscation of driver’s license

219J

No ICC/PS Mark sticker on the helmet

PHP 3,000

PHP 5,000

N/A

136

No tailgate

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

105

No/Cut muffler

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

098

No/Defective handbrake

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

001

Obstruction

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

022

Overnight parking

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

201M

Overspeeding along Diosdado Macapagal Ave.

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000

PHP 2,000

201P

Overspeeding physical apprehension

PHP 1,200

PHP 1,200

PHP 1,200

036

Overtaking at an intersection/at No Overtaking Zone/at railway grade crossing/at an unsafe distance/between Men Working: Caution signs/upon a crest of grade/upon a curve/when the left side is not visible or clear

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

010B

Private vehicle using Yellow Bus Lanes along EDSA

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

004

Reckless driving

PHP 500

P 750 + suspension of driver’s license

PHP 1,000 + revocation of driver’s license

171

Smoke belching

PHP 200

PHP 200

PHP 200

188

Sporting dazzling headlights, neon lights, broken lens

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

187

Stainless/Nickel/Chrome-plated, shiny vehicle parts

PHP 500

PHP 500

PHP 500

005

Stalled vehicle

PHP 200

PHP 200

PHP 200

1203

Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked heavy vehicles

PHP 4,500

PHP 4,500

PHP 4,500

1202

Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked medium vehicles

PHP 2,500

PHP 2,500

PHP 2,500

1201

Towing fee for stalled/illegally parked light vehicles

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

PHP 1,500

130

Violation of color scheme

PHP 375

PHP 375

PHP 375

180

Unsafe load/cargo

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

067

Using the vehicle in committing a crime

PHP 10,000 + revocation of driver’s license

N/A

N/A

201

No contact overspeeding

PHP 1,200

PHP 1,200

PHP 1,200

Keep in mind that this list includes only the most common traffic violations in the Philippines. To see the complete list of MMDA violations, click on the links shared at the end of the article.

Read more:

Penalties for Improper Driver Behavior and Conduct

You could be also ticketed for an MMDA traffic violation due to unprofessional behavior or conduct when driving.

MMDA Violation Code

Traffic Violation

Penalty - 1st Offense

Penalty - 2nd Offense

Penalty - 3rd Offense

048

Arrogance/Discourtesy

PHP 150

PHP 150

PHP 150

051

Driving in a sleeveless shirt/slippers

PHP 100

PHP 100

PHP 100

193

Failure to comply with accident or traffic violation procedures

PHP 300

PHP 300

PHP 300

Read more: LTO Violations Every Motorist Should Take Note Of

How to Settle Your MMDA Violation

Settling your MMDA violation should be much easier nowadays, as the organization has a website called, “May Huli Ba?” You can check it first to see if you have an outstanding MMDA violation. While you’re at it, check if the violation is issued within seven days.[2] If the violation is within the said period, you must settle your fine at any MMDA-accredited payment centers. Otherwise, you’ll need to visit MMDA’s redemption office.

Make sure to fill out your payment form correctly. Bring your violation notice with you because you’ll need it when filling out the form. Once you’re paid, keep a copy of your receipt.

Read more: Here’s How You Can Claim a Confiscated Driver’s License

Tips When Dealing with MMDA Officers

First, ask the enforcer respectfully about the violation you’ve committed. Be calm and courteous; you don’t want unnecessary conflicts to arise. Keep in mind that aggression may also warrant another violation and penalty.

Don’t be too defensive. At the same time, don’t just follow what the officer asks you to do. Remember that you have the right to ask for a written mission order, as this very document validates your apprehension. You should be also aware of MMDA’s No Contact Apprehension Policy, which allows the use of documentation devices, such as CCTV and digital cameras, to capture violators.[3]

Lastly, don’t try to bribe the officer even if the officer is obviously hinting at it. You’re not supposed to tolerate such behaviors. Report the erring officers to the proper authorities.

Final Thoughts

The fees for most MMDA traffic violations and penalties seem minimal, but you still don’t want to be in that situation where you’ll be hassled with settling the fines.

The inconvenience is much greater when you don’t settle the fine immediately. If you are late in paying for the fine for the MMDA violation you’ve committed, or fail to settle it all together, you won’t be able to renew your driver’s license if you’re physically apprehended, or vehicle registration if apprehended under the no-contact policy.

Avoid such scenarios by making sure your car is roadworthy before you drive, driving responsibly, and observing traffic rules and signs.

Protect your car and your loved ones!
Protect your car and your loved ones!

Sources:

The post MMDA Violations and Fees Every Motorist Must Know About appeared first on Moneymax.