MMDA implements dry-run of single-ticketing system
For those who went out of town during the long weekend, welcome back to Manila and to the newly implemented dry-run of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) single-ticketing system.
As we reported in February, this organized and more systematic program unifies the penalties and fines set by the cities in Metro Manila for different traffic violations. It also standardizes the parameters of each traffic regulation so the set of rules for one violation is not different between cities in the National Capital Region.
For now, the single-ticketing system will be implemented in five pilot cities. Seven cities were initially on the list – these are Manila, Parañaque, Caloocan, Quezon City, San Juan, Muntinlupa, and Valenzuela – but two LGUs (Local Government Units) requested a May 8 start. The MMDA declined to reveal the two cities that are not part of the kickoff today. Once the kinks have been ironed out, the LTO will roll it out regionally before it goes nationwide.
Another benefit of the unified ticketing system is the synergy between the LTO, MMDA, and the various traffic management agencies of the different local government units. Traffic enforcers will no longer confiscate driver’s licenses.
Offending motorists get a ticket, are tagged in LTO’s Land Transportation Management System, and will simply have to pay a standard amount. Fines can be settled via GCash, Maya, and other digital platforms. By the third week of May, traffic enforcers will be carrying handheld devices that will accept payment from motorists.
The dry-run implementation of the single-ticketing system can only handle the following violations for now:
-Disregarding traffic signs
-Illegal parking (attended and unattended)
-Number coding UVVRP
-Light truck ban
-Unregistered motor vehicle
-Driving without a license
-Dress code for motorcycle
-Defective motorcycle accessories
-Arrogance/Discourteous conduct (driver)
-Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones
900 MMDA traffic enforcers are on the road today, assisting motorists and ensuring the seamless implementation of the single-ticketing system. Listed below are the fines associated with the traffic violations under the single ticketing system.