Metro Manila Council president and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora on Tuesday said he is eyeing to fully implement the single-ticketing system in the National Capital Region (NCR) in “a couple of weeks.”
“Honestly, I am looking at a couple of weeks. Hindi naman mahabang panahon po ito dahil yung integration naman po ng ibang lungsod ay ongoing na,” he said in an interview on Unang Balita.
(Honestly, I am looking at a couple of weeks. This will not take a long time because the integration of other local government units is already ongoing.)
The dry run for the single-ticketing system started in seven cities in the NCR on Tuesday: Manila, Quezon, Para?aque, Muntinlupa, Caloocan, Valenzuela, and San Juan.
In the next few days, Zamora said concerned mayors will have a meeting to assess the first days of the dry run.
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, Para?aque, Las Pi?as, Muntinlupa, and Pateros.
The Metro Manila Traffic Code of 2023, which serves as the guideline for the system, includes penalties for the following traffic violations:
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 Obstruction Dress code for motorcycle Overloading Defective motorcycle accessories Unauthorized modification Arrogance/Discourteous conduct (driver) Loading and Unloading in Prohibited Zones Illegal counterflow Overspeeding
The fines for these 20 violations range from P500 to P5,000.
The following special laws will also be implemented in the region:
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
–KBK, GMA Integrated News