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3 Reminders to Avoid LTO Penalties

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If you drive in Metro Manila, chances are, a traffic enforcer has pulled you over at least once or twice. And you were probably thinking, “Oh no, what did I do? What’s going to happen now?”. Being caught in that anxious position is a hassle that nobody would want to go through again. Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself in order to avoid LTO penalties.

1. Have your valid driver’s license with you

Without a driver’s license, you could be fined for at least Php 1,500, whether your drivers’ license has been expired for the past few months or you simply forgot it in another bag.

On top of that, you will be disqualified from driving, and from being granted a driver’s license for an entire year. Renewing your driver’s license on time will keep you away from trouble in the future.

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2. Keep your OR/CR in your car

The Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration are your proof of ownership and your vehicle’s identification. The fine of not having these documents on-hand could cost you up to Php 10,000.

Make sure to keep your OR/CR in your car at all times, and to renew your car registrations no more than 60 days before its expiration date.

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3. Make sure all car parts are working properly

Have your car checked regularly. It will save you from getting into expensive repair costs, or better yet- a fine of Php 5,000 for driving a car without proper car parts such as the brake system and the car light system.

Getting your car maintained will help avoid LTO penalties, but most importantly, it will keep you and your loved ones safe.

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By following these tips, we assure you that you will have an easier experience with LTO. Always make sure you’re on time to avoid late fees.

Thanks to Standard insurance, you can sign up for LTO registration reminders at beepbeep.ph.

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Here are some more penalties you need to be aware of.

LTO Penalties for late registration

Car registration is important to allow your car to travel freely to different destinations. Due to some circumstances, car owners forget to get their car registered or renewed. With this, a car owner must pay a penalty aligned to the violation. This is based on the duration of violation and type of vehicle. Listed below are the penalties in different cases.

1. If you go beyond the registration week which is based on the middle digit of the plate number. You need to pay a fee of PHP 200 for vehicles and PHP 100 for motorcycles. 

2. If you go beyond the registration month, but not more than 12 months which is based on the last digit of the plate number. You need to pay a fee amounting to 50% of the MVUC (Motor Vehicle User’s Charge) rate based on your vehicle class.

3. If you go beyond 12 months without apprehension for LTO violations. You need to pay a fee amounting to 50% of the MVUC (Motor Vehicle User’s Charge) rate based on your vehicle class plus the one year cost of renewing your car registration.

4. If you go beyond 12 months with apprehension for LTO violations. You need to pay a fee amounting to 50% of the MVUC (Motor Vehicle User’s Charge) rate based on your vehicle class plus the cost of renewing your car registration for every year of delinquency.

LTO Penalties for overspeeding

Overspeeding is one of the most common types of being a reckless driver. Doing this can harm your safety as well as the other motorist. Being caught doing this will result in fees and penalties. Listed below are the penalties in each level.

1. If you get caught for the first time. You need to pay a fee amounting to 2,000 pesos.

2. If you get caught for the second time. You need to pay a fee amounting to 3,000 pesos and your license shall be suspended for three months.

3. If you get caught for the third time. You need to pay a fee amounting to 10,000 pesos and your license shall be suspended for six months.

4. If you get caught for more than three times. Your license will be revoked, which means that you can’t get a driver’s license for two years. 

LTO penalties for expired license

Your driver’s license is an identification that you are legally allowed to drive a vehicle. However, there are times that you forget to bring your driver’s license. If you are pulled over by a traffic enforcer, the first thing he will ask is your driver’s license. Inability to show it will get you in trouble or showing it but the license is already expired. Listed below are the penalties of having an expired license.

1. If show a driver’s license that is expired for one day to one year. You need to pay a fee amounting to 75 pesos.

2. If show a driver’s license that is expired for more than a year to two years. You need to pay a fee amounting to 150 pesos.

3. If show a driver’s license that is expired for more than two years. You need to pay a fee amounting to 225 pesos plus the need to do an examination.

LTO penalties for expired registration

Registering your car is important so that you can drive freely on the road. However, having this is a continuous process as you need to renew the documents upon expiration. Failure to do so can cost you some money.

Due to certain reasons, car owners might have an expired registration. A possible reason can be intentional or unintentional. However, if you are caught by a traffic enforcer driving a vehicle with an expired registration. You need to pay a fee amounting to 10,000 pesos.

LTO penalties and fines 2019

Being updated to the list of penalties and fines from LTO will let you know your responsibility as a motorist. Knowing these penalties will help you understand the situation as well as its corresponding fees. Listed below are the list of the latest LTO penalties and fines.

1. If you get caught driving without valid car registration. You need to pay a fee amounting to 10,000 pesos.

2. If you get caught driving an illegally modified car. You need to pay a fee amounting to 5,000 pesos.

3. If you get caught driving without a license. You need to pay a fee amounting to 3,000 pesos.

4. If you fail to bring a driver’s license / ORCR while driving. You need to pay a fee amounting to 1,000 pesos.

5. If you get caught submitting a fake document. You need to pay a fee amounting to 3,000 pesos.

6. If you fail to attach or improper attachment/tampering of any vehicle license plates. You need to pay a fee amounting to 5,000 pesos.

7. If you get caught driving a car without proper/authorized devices, equipment, accessories or car parts. You need to pay a fee amounting to 5,000 pesos.

8. If you get caught operating a car with an improper attachment/unauthorized of motor vehicle license plate. You need to pay a fee amounting to 5,000 pesos.

9. If you get caught smoke-belching. You need to pay a fee amounting to 2,000 pesos for the first offense, 4,000 for the second offense and 6,000 for the third offense.

10. If you get caught running a right-hand car. You need to pay a fee amounting to 50,000 pesos.

11. If you get caught breaking the traffic rules such as illegal parking, illegal turn or overtaking and disobeying the traffic lights. You need to pay a fee amounting to 1,000 pesos.

12. If you get caught driving without wearing a seatbelt. You need to pay a fee amounting to 1,000 pesos for the first violation, 2,000 pesos for the second violation and 5,000 pesos for the third violation.

13. If you get caught drunk driving or with the influence of drugs. You need to pay a fee amounting to 5,000 pesos.

14. If you get caught reckless driving. You need to pay a fee amounting to 2,000 pesos for the first time, 3,000 pesos for the second time and 10,000 on the succeeding conviction.

Resources:

https://www.moneymax.ph/car-insurance/articles/lto-fees
https://www.topgear.com.ph/features/feature-articles/caught-for-speeding-a00040-20180726
http://www.lto.gov.ph/license-permit-issuance/292-drivers-license-and-permit-fees-and-charges.html
http://www.ltolicensephilippines.com/fees-requirements/lto-fines-fees-traffic-violations-and-penalties-list-from-dotr-and-dict/
https://philkotse.com/safe-driving/complete-list-of-lto-fines-and-penalties-in-the-philippines-4224

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