Fines & Penalties

a. Driving without Driver’s License

This includes driving with an expired, revoked, suspended, inappropriate driver’s license restriction code, inappropriate driver’s license classification, fake driver’s license, tourist driving a motor vehicle with a valid foreign driver’s license beyond the 90-day maximum allowable period and a student driver driving without being accompanied by a duly licensed driver.

₱ 3,000

In addition, the unlicensed or improperly licensed driver shall be disqualified from being granted a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle for a period of one (1) year from the payment of the fine.

 

b. Driving a Motor Vehicle Used in the Commission of a Crime Upon Conviction by a Regular Court of Competent Jurisdiction

₱ 10,000

In addition, the driver’s license shall be confiscated, and upon conviction for the crime, revoked and the driver shall be perpetually disqualified from being granted a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle.

The motor vehicle driven by the violator shall likewise be impounded until ordered to be released by a regular court of competent jurisdiction after payment of appropriate fines and penalties.

 

c. Commission of a Crime in the Course of Apprehension Upon Conviction by a Regular Court of Competent Jurisdiction

₱ 10,000In addition, the driver’s license shall be confiscated, and revoked upon conviction for the crime. The driver shall be disqualified from being granted driver’s license for a period of 5 years counted from the date of payment of appropriate fines and penalties.

The motor vehicle driven by the violator shall likewise be impounded until ordered to be released by a regular court of competent jurisdiction after payment of appropriate fines and penalties.

 

d. Driving a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs and/or Similar Substance Upon Final Conviction by a Regular Court of Competent Jurisdiction (Section 12, R.A. 10586)

₱ 3,000In addition to the fines and penalties prescribed by law:

The non-professional driver’s license of the person shall be confiscated and suspended for a period of twelve (12) months for the first conviction and perpetually revoked for the second conviction.

The suspension above shall commence upon the payment of the appropriate fines and penalties.

The professional driver’s license of the person shall also be confiscated and perpetually revoked for the first conviction.

The perpetual revocation of a driver’s license shall disqualify the person from being granted any kind of driver’s license thereafter.

 

e. Reckless Driving / Driving Above The Speed Limit

No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway recklessly or without reasonable caution considering the width, traffic, grades, crossing, curvatures, visibility and other conditions of the highway and the conditions of the atmosphere and weather, or so to endanger the property of the safety or rights of any person or so as to cause excessive or unreasonable damage to the highway.

₱ 2,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 3,000 (2nd Offense)
₱ 10,000 (Subsequent Offense)In addition, the driver’s license shall be suspended for a period of three (3) months for the second offense and six (6) months for the third offense from payment of fine and revocation of driver’s license on the succeeding offense.A revoked non- professional driver shall be disqualified from being granted a driver’s license for a period of two (2) years counted from date of revocation.

A revoked professional driver shall be perpetually disqualified from getting any driver’s license.

 

f. Submission of Fake Documents in Relation to the Application for a Driver’s License (New/Renewal)

₱ 3,000

In addition, the driver’s license shall be put on alarm, revoked and the driver shall be disqualified from being granted a driver’s license and driving a motor vehicle for a period of one (1) year from the payment of the fine, without prejudice to the filing of appropriate criminal charges.

 

g.1 Failure to Wear the Prescribed Seat Belt DeviceThis includes allowing a child 6 years old and below to be seated on the front passenger seat.

₱ 1,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 2,000 (2nd Offense)
₱ 5,000 (3rd Offense)In addition, the driver’s license shall be suspended for a period of one (1) week from the payment of the fine, for the third and each succeeding offense.

 

g.2 Failure to Require His/Her Passenger/s to Wear the Prescribed Seat Belt Device

Includes Public Utility Vehicles failure to post appropriate signage’s instructing front seat passenger to wear seat-belts when inside the vehicle.

₱ 3,000(Both the Driver and Operator are liable to pay the fine for every violation)

 

h. Failure to Wear the Standard Protective Motorcycle Helmet or Failure to Require the Back Rider to Wear the Standard Protective Motorcycle Helmet

Wearing a helmet with a fake Philippine standard (PS) or Import Commodity Clearance (IIC) sticker shall be tantamount to riding a moving motorcycle without wearing a helmet.

₱ 1,500 (1st Offense)
₱ 3,000 (2nd Offense)
₱ 5,000 (3rd Offense)
₱ 10,000 (Fourth and Succeeding Offenses)

 

i. Failure to Carry Driver’s License, Certificate of Registration or Official Receipt While Driving a Motor Vehicle

₱ 1,000

 

j. All Other Violations of Traffic Rules and RegulationsThis includes the following traffic violations:

1.     Parking:

a.     in an intersection
b.     within 5 meters of the intersection
c.     4 meters from the driveway entrance
d.     within 4 meters from a fire hydrant
e.     in front of a private driveway
f.      on the roadway side of any unmoving or parked MV at the curb or edge of the highway
g.     at any place where signs of prohibitions have been installed

2.     Disregarding Traffic Signs

3.     Allowing passengers on top or cover of a motor vehicle except of a truck helper

4.     Failure to provide canvas cover to cargoes or freight of trucks requiring the same

5.     Permitting passenger to ride on running board, step board or mudguard or MV while the same in motion.

6.     Failure to dim headlights when approaching another motor vehicle

7.     Driving in a place not intended for traffic or into place not allowed for parking

8.     Hitching or permitting a person or a bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle or skate roller to hitch to a motor vehicle

9.     Driving against traffic (Counter flow) – Failure to pass to the right when meeting persons or vehicles coming towards him.

10.   Illegal turn – Failure to conduct the motor vehicle to the right of the intersection of the highway when turning to the left in going from one highway to another.

11.   Illegal overtaking – Failure to pass to the left when overtaking persons or vehicles going to the same direction except when there are two or more lanes for the movement of traffic in one direction.

12.   Overtaking at unsafe distance – Failure to pass at a safe distance to the left of another motor vehicle when overtaking that vehicle.

13.   Cutting an overtaken vehicle – Driving to the right side of the highway after overtaking before his motor vehicle is safely clear of such overtaken vehicle.

14.   Failure to give way to an overtaking vehicle – Failure to give way to another vehicle approaching from the rear that wishes to overtake his vehicle when the former has given suitable and audible signal.

15.   Increasing speed when being overtaken – Increasing the speed of the motor vehicle before the overtaking vehicle has completely passed.

16.   Overtaking when left side is not visible or clear of oncoming traffic – Driving to the left side of the center line of a highway in overtaking or passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction where the left side is not clearly visible and is not free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance to pass in safely.

17.   Overtaking upon a crest of a grade – Overtaking or passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction when approaching the crest of a grade.

18.   Overtaking upon a curve – Overtaking or passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction upon a curve in a highway where the driver’s view along the highway is obstructed within a distance of 500 feet ahead.

19.   Overtaking at any railway grade crossing – Overtaking or passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction at any railway grade crossing.

20.   Overtaking at an intersection – Overtaking or passing another vehicle in the same direction at any intersection of highways except on a highway having two or more lanes for movement of traffic in one direction where the driver of a vehicle may overtake another vehicle on the right.

21.   Overtaking on “Men Working” or “Caution” signs – Overtaking or passing or attempting to overtake or pass another vehicle proceeding in the same direction between warning or caution signs indicating that men are working on a highway.

22.   Overtaking at no overtaking zone – Overtaking or passing or attempting to overtake or pass another vehicle proceeding in the same direction in any “No Passing or Overtaking” zone.

23.   Failure of the vehicle on the left to yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right when these vehicles approach or enter an intersection at approximately the same time.

24.   Failure of a vehicle approaching but not having entered intersection to yield the right of way to a vehicle within such intersection or turning therein to the left across the line of travel of the first mentioned vehicle when such vehicle has given a plainly visible signal of intention to turn.

25.   Failure of the driver of any vehicle upon a highway within a business or residential district to yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing such highway within a cross walk except at intersection where the movement of traffic is regulated by a peace officer or by traffic signal.

26.   Failure to stop before traversing a “through highway” or railroad crossing. – Failure of the driver of a vehicle upon a highway to bring to a full stop such vehicle before traversing any “Through Highway” or rail-road crossing.

27.   Failure of a vehicle entering a highway from a private road or driver upon a highway to yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on such highway. – Failure of a vehicle entering a highway from a private road or driver upon a highway to yield the right of way to all vehicles approaching on such highway.

28.   Failure to yield right of way to ambulance, police or fire department vehicles. – Failure of a driver upon a highway to yield the right of way to police or fire department vehicles and ambulances when such vehicles are operated on official business and the drivers thereof sound audible signal or their approach.

29.   Failure to yield right of way at a “through highway” or a “stop intersection”. – Failure of a vehicle entering a “through highway” or a “stop intersection” to yield right of way to all vehicles approaching in either direction on such “through highway”.

30.   Failure to give proper signal. – Failure to give the appropriate signal before starting, stopping or turning from a direct line.

31. Illegal turn. – Failure of the driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left, to approach such intersection in the lane for traffic to the right of and nearest to the center line of the highway, and in, turning to pass to the left of the center of the intersection except upon highway lane for traffic and upon one-way highway.

32.   Failure to stop motor and notch hand brake of motor vehicle when unattended. – Failure to turn off the ignition switch and stop the motor and notch effectively the handbrake when parking a motor vehicle unattended on any highway.

33.   Unsafe Towing

34.   Obstruction – Obstructing the free passage of other vehicles on the highway while discharging or taking passengers or loading and unloading freight, or driving a motor vehicle in such a manner as to obstruct or impede the passage of any vehicle.

35.   Motorcycle carrying more passengers other than the back rider or cargo other than the saddle bags and luggage carriers

36. Refusal to render service to the public or convey passenger to destination.

37.   Overcharging / Undercharging of fare

38.   No franchise / Certificate of Public Convenience or evidence of franchise presented during apprehension or carried inside the motor vehicle.

39.   Fake CPC, OR/CR, plates, stickers, and tags

40.   Operating the unit with defective parts and accessories

41.   Failure to provide fare discount to those entitled under existing laws and pertinent Memorandum Circulars of the LTFRB.

42.   Fast, tampered, defective taximeter or operating without or with an old seal taximeter, broken, joined, reconnected, fake or altered sealing wire.

43.   No sign board

44.   Pick and drop Passenger outside the terminal

45.   Carrying of illegal and/or prohibited cargoes

46.   Failure to provide fire extinguisher and required “STOP and GO” signage for use of each vehicle.

47.   Trip cutting.

48.   Failure to display fare matrix

49.   Breach of franchise conditions under 2011 Revised Terms and Conditions of CPC.

₱ 1,000

 

Violations in Connection with Motor Vehicle Registration/Renewal/Operations

 

a. Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle

This includes driving with an improperly registered motor vehicle or a motor vehicle with expired, revoked, suspended or invalid registration, unregistered or fake substitute or replacement engine, engine block or chassis

₱ 10,000

 

b. Unauthorized Motor Vehicle Modification

This includes change in color and other unauthorized modifications of the standard manufacturer’s specification not covered by the preceding section a.

₱ 5,000

 

c. Operating a Right Hand Drive Motor Vehicle

₱ 50,000

 

d. Motor Vehicle Operating without or with Defective/Improper/Unauthorized Accessories, Devices, Equipment and Parts

This includes bells/horns/sirens/whistles, blinkers, brakes, early warning device (EWD), grill/s, jalousies, brake (foot and hand brakes), brake lights/headlights/interior lights/signal, lights/tail lights, mirrors, mufflers, metallic tires/spare tire, speedometer, windshield, wipers or any other accessory, device, equipment or part that is manifestly prejudicial to road safety.

₱ 5,000

 

e. Failure to Attach or Improper Attachment/Tampering of Authorized Motor Vehicle License Plates and/or Third Plate Sticker

₱ 5,000

f. Smoke Belching

₱ 2,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 4,000 (2nd Offense)
1-year suspension of the Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) and fine not more than ₱ 6,000 (3rd Offense)

g. Fraud in Relation to the Registration of the Motor Vehicle and/or it’s Renewal

₱ 3,000

h. All Other Violation in Connection with Motor Vehicle Registration/Renewal/Operation

₱ 2,000

Violations in Connection with Dimensions, Specifications/Weight and Load Limits

a. Load Extending Beyond Projected Width Without Permit

₱ 1,000

b. Axle Overloading

An amount equivalent ot 25% of MVUC at the time of infringement on owner/operator or driver of trucks and trailers for loading beyond their registered gross weight, vehicle weight. The penalty shall be waived for loads exceeding the registered GVW by a tolerance of less than 5%

c. Operating a Passenger Bus/Truck With Cargo Exceeding 160 kg.

₱ 1,000

Violations in Connection with Franchise

1. Colorum Violation

₱ 1 million (Bus)
₱ 200,000 (Truck)
₱ 50,000 (Jeepney)
₱ 200,000 (Van)
₱ 120,000 (Sedan)
₱ 6,000 (Motorcycle)

2. Refusal to render service to the public or convey passenger destination

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

3. Overcharging/Undercharging of fare

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

4. Failure to provide proper body markings

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

5. No franchise/Certificate of Public Convenience or evidence of franchise presented during apprehension or carried inside the Motor Vehicle

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

6. Presentation of Fake CPC, OR/CR, plates, stickers, and tags

Revocation/Cancellation of the franchise/Certificate of Public Convenience

7. Employing reckless, insolent, discourteous arrogant drivers

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

8. Allowing an unauthorized driver to drive PUV or allowing a driver to drive PUV without bringing his/her driver’s license

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

9. Operating the unit/s with defective parts and accessories

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

10. Failure to provide fare discount to those entitle under existing laws

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

11. Failure to provide the Board with complete, correct, and updated operator’s information (such as, but not limited to, address, contact numbers, list of drivers, etc.) and other forms of misrepresentation

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

12. Failure to display “No Smoking” signage and/or allowing personnel or passenger to smoke inside the vehicle

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

13. Fast, tampered, defective taximeter or operating without or with an old seal taximeter (TX only)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

14. Tampered, broken, joined, reconnected, fake or altered sealing wire (TX only)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

15. Violation of color scheme or design/Adoption of new color design without authority from the Board (PUB and TX only)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

16. Unregistered or unauthorized trade/business name (PUB and TX only)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

17. No Panel Route (PUJ, PUB, UV)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

18. No sign board (PUJ, PUB, UV)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

19. Pick and Drop of Passengers outside the Terminal (PUJ, PUB, UV)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

20. Carrying of illegal and/or prohibited cargoes

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

21. Failure to provide fire extinguisher and required “STOP and GO” signage for use of each vehicle (STS only)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

22. Trip Cutting (PUJ, PUB, UV)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

23. Failure to display fare matrix (PUJ, PUB, UV)

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)

24. Failure to display the International Symbol of Accessibility inside the units and/or failure to designate seats specifically for the use of Person with Disabilities or Failure or refusal to transport PWDs (PUJ, PUB, TTS, UV)

₱ 50,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 75,000 and impounding of unit of at least 45 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 100,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd and subsequent Offenses)

25. Breach of franchise conditions under 2011 Revised Terms and Conditions of CPC not otherwise herein provided.

₱ 5,000 (1st Offense)
₱ 10,000 and impounding of unit for 30 days (2nd Offense)
₱ 15,000 and cancellation of CPC (3rd Offense)