Better behave when driving through Quezon City
Last month, the Quezon City government launched its No Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP), similar to the cities of Valenzuela and Manila. At the time, the Quezon City LGU said that implementation would start with a 30-day dry run, which began on October 11. During the dry run period, fines will not be imposed. But once the dry run ends, expect to pay a fine.
While the dry-run period has since ended on November 10 and is now in full effect, the local government has announced that they will be extending the dry-run period until November 24. It won't be the for the entire Quezon City, though. It's only for the following three intersections – the Intersection of Kalayaan Avenue and Kamias Street, the Intersection of P.Tuazon and 13th Avenue, and the Intersection of P. Tuazon and 15th Avenue.
Since it is a dry run, the LGU is reminding motorists that there will be no fines against violators. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't follow the rules and regulations.
The advisory by the Quezon City LGU also adds that every time a new NCAP camera is added at a new intersection, a dry run will be implemented in that area. Supposedly, 15 intersections are currently monitored by the Quezon City NCAP, including the three listed above.
As a reminder, the Quezon City NCAP works by using cameras to capture the plates of motorists that commit traffic violations. A notice of violation or NOV will then be sent to the vehicle's registered address. They will then have 30 days to settle the fines, which start at PHP 2,000 for the first offense, PHP 3,000 to 4,000 for the second, and PHP 5,000 for the third and succeeding offenses.