NCR single ticketing system to start within April — MMC
The implementation of the single ticketing system in the National Capital Region (NCR) will start within April, Metro Manila Council (MMC) head and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said Wednesday.
“Within April, realistic 'yan. Like what I've mentioned earlier, after today, it has been approved already. Aandar na 'yung proseso natin (The process will start),” Zamora said at a press briefing shortly after the meeting of the MMC.
The MMC has approved the Metro Manila Traffic Code that will be used for the single ticketing system in NCR.
Concerned LGUs have to amend their respective ordinances in connection with traffic policies before March 15, according to Zamora.
The Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023, which will serve as the guideline for the system, includes 20 most common traffic violation penalties that will be imposed uniformly in NCR:
- Disregarding traffic signs
- Illegal parking (attended and unattended)
- Number coding UVVRP
- Truck ban
- Light truck ban
- Reckless Driving
- Unregistered motor vehicle
- Driving without license
- Tricycle ban
- Dress code for motorcycle
- Defective motorcycle accessories
- Unauthorized modification
- Arrogance/Discourteous conduct (driver)
- Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones
- Illegal counterflow
- Special laws:
- Seat Belts Use Act of 1999
- Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act
- Mandatory Use of Motorcycle Helmet Act
- Children's Safety on Motorcycle Act
- Anti-Distracted Driving Act
- Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act
Asked for the list of fines for the violations, the MMDA said this is still subject for amendment.
The single ticketing system aims to establish a uniform policy on traffic violations and penalty system in Metro Manila.
It would cover Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Quezon City, Marikina, Pasig, Taguig, Makati, Manila, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, and Pateros.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Romando Artes said the MMDA will shoulder the expenses for the equipment needed for the new system. —AOL/KG, GMA Integrated News