Heads up QC motorists, no-contact apprehension will take effect starting tomorrow
A few days ago, the Quezon City (QC) government officially announced that they will fully implement its no-contact apprehension (NCAP) system starting July 1, 2022. This means that instead of traffic enforcers flagging down erring motorists, video and photographic evidence from state-of-the-art cameras will be used instead to fine drivers who committed traffic violations.
But where will the NCAP system be actually monitoring traffic in the city? Wonder no more as the QC government has released the full list of roads that will have the no-contact apprehension cameras in place. These are:
In addition, QC will also put up signages in areas where the NCAP system will be operating in order to deter drivers from committing any form of traffic violations. As to what traffic violators can expect after they've been caught red-handed, motorists will be sent a Notice of Violation (NOV) via registered mail. For those living in QC, the NOV will be delivered within 14 days after committing a violation. Meanwhile, those living outside of Quezon City can expect the NOV to arrive beyond the regular 14 days.
As a reminder, motorists that have been sent an NOV can pay their fines in multiple ways. They can settle it online, over-the-counter in select banks, as well as a direct cash payment to the Department of Public Order & Safety (DPOS) at the Quezon City Hall compound along Kalayaan Avenue. The owner/violator will be given 30 days to pay their fines. Failure to pay it within 30 days will result in QC imposing an additional 5% surcharge of the fine each month until it's fully paid.
But what if you want to file a protest against the NOV sent to you by the NCAP system? What if your registered vehicle was stolen and the one driving it committed a traffic violation? What if you had to attend to an emergency when you were caught by the cameras?
You can file a counter-protest to the Traffic Adjudication Board within 10 days to prove that you weren't the one driving, or claim that there was an emergency situation at the time you were flagged by NCAP.
To know more about QC's new NCAP system as well as check for frequently asked questions, you can check out the link here and learn more about the no-contact apprehension that will come into effect starting tomorrow, July 1.