Metro Manila mayors have agreed to enforce uniform fines for traffic violations by using a single ticketing system.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Assistant General Manager for Operations Emerson Carlos said all 17 mayors agreed to adopt the system during the recent Metro Manila council meeting.
“There will be no more difference in fines. Nobody will be surprised if there are different fines in various localities,” said Carlos.
He said the ordinance will supersede the LGUs’ existing fines and penalties for traffic violations, adding it will be the second phase of the single ticketing program.
The single traffic violation tickets, called the Unified Ordinance Violation Receipts (UOVR), bear the logos of the MMDA, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the 17 Metro Manila local governments.
With 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 a temporary license.
Before the approval of a uniform set of fines, each LGU imposed its own set of fines, with Makati and Quezon City having the stiffest.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO