MMDA: No disputes so far against no-contact policy summons

MMDA: No disputes so far against no-contact policy summons image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: MMDA | posted May 04, 2016 08:51

Fines have yet to be settled by vehicle owners

If you haven't been driving recklessly or intentionally disregarded various traffic rules and regulations like staying out of the 'yellow lane', etc., then you'll be first in line disputing the first batch of summons sent out by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

According the MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos, summons in line with the No-Contact Apprehension Policy (NCAP) have already been sent out by the agency but they have yet to receive challenges from vehicle owners.

The MMDA has recorded 5,329 violations as of 9AM yesterday, Tuesday (May 3) but majority of these are public utility buses (PUBs) caught on camera loading and unloading passengers in prohibited areas.

Despite zero contestations of the summons, the MMDA has yet to receive payments for the fine by violators.

The MMDA is reminding vehicle owners that ignoring the summons and failing to pay the corresponding fine for the violation will prevent them from renewing the registration of their vehicle with the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

For vehicle owners wishing to dispute the charges stated on the summons, they should do so with the MMDA-Traffic Adjudication Division (TAD) within seven days from the receipt of the summons.

Once denied, the vehicle owner still has 15 days to file a motion for reconsideration (MR). If the result is still the same, a final appeal may be done with the Office the Chairman.