A traffic violation committed in Quezon City will now automatically reflect in the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) records.

You have been duly warned.

In an effort to enhance the cooperation between the Quezon City government and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in terms of strengthening the implementation of traffic rules and regulations including the reduction of vehicular congestion, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed between both parties that will allow the sharing of their respective motorists databases.

Signed by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and LTO chief Edgar Galvante, the MOA grants the LTO access to the city’s traffic apprehension database while QC will be allowed to peruse and edit the agency’s motor vehicle and driver’s license database in order to update or refresh records of erring motorists.

The MOA also includes the creation of an alarm system in the motor vehicle registration and driver’s licensing systems at the LTO headquarters as soon as data about a motorist apprehended in QC is entered in to the database. 

Traffic enforcers from the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety can now check the LTO’s database for violations committed by a motorist or the violation record of a specific vehicle by using a mobile app or sending an SMS.

“We hope that this information sharing would help improve our traffic systems as well as help strengthen our drive to combat illegal motor vehicle use such as the use of colorum and smuggled vehicles, car theft, among others,” said QC Mayor Herbert Bautista.