Motorists in Metro Manila will no longer need to keep track of many different traffic rules.
The Metro Manila Council has approved the implementation of a single ticketing system, which will “will harmonize the existing national and local laws on traffic enforcement to establish effective transport and traffic management in Metro Manila.”
It provides for a system of interconnectivity among government instrumentalities involved in the transport and traffic management in the metropolis with harmonized fines and penalties.
The standardized fines and penalties will also be endorsed to the Land Transportation Office and local councils for adoption.
MMDA Acting Chairman Don Artes said that with the single ticketing system, motorists who will be apprehended will be able to pay their tickets anywhere in Metro Manila, regardless of where they were caught.
“The single ticketing system would help avoid confusion among our driving public, as well as option to pay electronically for their violations. Driver’s license will also not be confiscated during apprehension,” he added.
The local governments in Metro Manila have to approve respective ordinances adopting the Manila Traffic Code 2023 on or before March 15 to fully implement the single ticketing system.