Single ticketing system in NCR fully implemented by end of April — MMC head Zamora

The full implementation of the single ticketing system in the National Capital Region will start by the end of April, Metro Manila Council (MMC) president and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said Wednesday.

During the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum, Zamora said the dry run for the new system will roll out for the first and second week of April.

“Ang mangyayari ho ngayon by first to second week of April yung eight local government units ang magda-dry run including San Juan. And by the end of April, we are looking to fully implement already,” he said.

(What will happen is by the first week to second week of April, eight local government units including San Juan will conduct a dry run. And by the end of April, we are looking to fully implement it already.)

The deadline for NCR LGUSs to amend their ordinances in line with the single ticketing system is on Wednesday, March 15.

Zamora said that two weeks ago, only around eight LGUs had amended their ordinances. He said he expects that more LGUs have already complied now.

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 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 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, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The following special laws will also be implemented:

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

— RSJ, GMA Integrated News

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