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Just came across this article, thought your guys might find it of interest.
 

Every self-respecting driver in the Philippines must know the basic traffic rules by heart. This includes common infractions like overspeeding, violating the number coding scheme, driving without a license, and beating the red light.

However, the country isn’t short of odd and obscure laws either. Here are a few traffic violations, as stated on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) site, that we bet you didn’t even know existed—and how much the fines are.

Banner-Traffic-Violations-you-didnt-know1. Dirty or uncared for plates

Plate numbers serve as your vehicle’s ID. Whether you’re speeding at 70 kph or stuck for hours in traffic, your plates must be readable to both the naked eye and the eyes in the sky. Also, license plates are technically properties of the government so better take good care of them.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

2. Dirty, unsightly, or unsanitary motor vehicle

Why is this a violation? Let’s put it this way: Some dirty vehicles, especially PUVs, may have wastes than can be a health and sanitation issue and may affect the public negatively. Also, a soiled vehicle may suffer from visibility issues and can put its driver and passengers at a higher risk of getting involved in car accidents.

Penalties: P300 and confiscation of plates on first offense, P300 and confiscation of plates on second offense, P300 and confiscation of plates on third offense

3. Hitching

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) defines this as “permitting a person or a bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle or skate roller to hitch to a motor vehicle.” So the next time you see a skater or a biker holding on to your vehicle to get a free boost, blast him with your horn and tell him to bugger off.

Penalties: P100 on first offense, P100 on second offense, P100 on third offense

4. Motor vehicle with metallic tires

If you’re planning to go all Mad Max on your vehicle and make your tires metallic, don’t even bother since it will be too heavy for your car. Fortunately, this rule only applies to heavy equipment. If heavy machinery operators decide to use them on the road as a means of transport…not only that it’s stupid because it’s slow, but traffic enforcers will slap them with a huge fine.

Penalties: P5,000 on first offense, P5,000 on second offense, P5,000 on third offense

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5. Failure to provide clean seat covers

Apparently, dirty linen over taxi seats can be grounds for some disgruntled passengers to report them to the authorities. Aside from visually unappealing seats, passengers may also report foul-smelling seats since it is the responsibility of the drivers and operators to provide a smooth and comfortable experience to commuters.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

6. Sporting dazzling headlights/neon headlights/broken lens

A number of western countries have banned the use of dazzling headlights on motor vehicles, citing a connection between bright lights and impeded visibility that may lead to car accidents. Since HID headlamps are at least 50-percent brighter than their halogen counterparts, they can blind oncoming motorists and thus, reduce their visual cognizance on the road. Unfortunately, this MMDA ticket violation isn’t widely implemented and a lot of cars still get away with HIDs.

Penalties: P500 on first offense, P500 on second offense, P500 on third offense

7. Failure to dim lights Article-Images1.jpg

The law states that when there are vehicles at least 300 meters in front of you, it is required that you switch to low-beam headlights. Not only do high-beam lights obstruct the vision of vehicles in the opposite direction, they also impede the visibility on rearview mirrors of vehicles ahead of you. Be a kind stranger and turn your lights down low.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

8. Allowing a child six years old and below on passenger seat

Passenger seats aren’t designed for children; there’s a reason car manufacturers designed backseats with extra seatbelts as well as ISOFIX attachments for child safety seats. Make it clear right from the start: riding shotgun is a for-adults-only affair.

Penalties: P250 on first offense, P250 on second offense, P250 on third offense

9. Failure to install Early Warning Device four meters from the front and rear of the stalled motor vehicle

Early warning devices (EWDs) are a must for all drivers, since no one knows when your car will just die on you. A lot of us are probably aware of the fact that an EWD should be placed a few steps away from the back of your stalled car. But not everyone knows that at least a pair of EWDs should be placed four meters from the front and back of the car that’s stopped for more than 30 minutes on any street or highway.

Penalties: P500 on first offense, P500 on second offense, P500 on third offense

10. No spare tires

The moment one of your tires loses air and you’re in the middle of the road, you’ll become an obstruction and cause massive traffic unless your car gets towed. Bring an extra tire at all times and be spared the MMDA’s prying eyes.

Penalties: P300 on first offense, P300 of plates on second offense, P300 of plates on third offense

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broden

 

 

Failure to dim lights

 

doesn't bother me i know this is RP

 

never the less

 

i told my wife a long time ago if i ever die in a head on collision i probably did it on purpose.. way too many people in the states drive around thinking their highbeams are the only lighting option they have

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i told my wife a long time ago if i ever die in a head on collision i probably did it on purpose.. way too many people in the states drive around thinking their highbeams are the only lighting option they have
Often because one or both of their low beams burned out and they're too lazy to replace it so they just switch to the backup lights.  If I were a cop and I saw a car with a light out I might give them a warning but if they had a light out and their high beams on they'd get a ticket for every violation I could find and I might even dream up a few extras.  By you try to hide the fact you have a light out by turning on the high beams, you first point out you have a light out and you know you do.  But second you tell every cop out there you think they are too stupid to know the difference.
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High beam problems ...mainly with bikes....it's weird ...either they have no lights or they blind you.....either or will get you mowed down....dipped headlights ...yes it's the switch in the middle you dumb fuc*!

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High beam problems ...mainly with bikes....it's weird ...either they have no lights or they blind you.....either or will get you mowed down....dipped headlights ...yes it's the switch in the middle you dumb fuc*!

 

Yeah, that's me. I always have high beam when riding bike. Wont blind anybody at day time. I never drive when dark. 

 

Why high beam? My speed is much higher than other traffic. I want them to see me, survival mode  :hi:

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Yeah, that's me. I always have high beam when riding bike. Wont blind anybody at day time. I never drive when dark. 

 

Why high beam? My speed is much higher than other traffic. I want them to see me, survival mode  :hi:

 

Doesn't blind during the day but still reduces visibility and is dangerous for oncoming traffic. Even after you pass there is a residual black spot where the light was. Same as the spot you see from the flash of a camera or glancing at the sun. Yes, easy to see you but not the rest of traffic. 

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The extra bright lights are often an attempt to make up for tinted windscreens.

 

Also "overloading" squats the rear of a vehicle making the low shine directly into the eyes of oncoming traffic.

 

Lots of "grey" imports still use lights set up for Japanese RHD vehicles, the reflector pattern is focused the wrong way.

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I liked the description of the warning signals. Makes sense and serves a purpose. Place a clearly visible warning device at a distance from the vehicle. Here they have improvised on the concept. They use camouflage warnings.

 

The most typical warning device is some sort of branch from a nearby tree. This is placed within a meter or so of the vehicle, only on one side. Perfectly blending in with the rest of the shrubbery, camouflage!

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Just came across this article, thought your guys might find it of interest.

 

Every self-respecting driver in the Philippines must know the basic traffic rules by heart. This includes common infractions like overspeeding, violating the number coding scheme, driving without a license, and beating the red light.

However, the country isn’t short of odd and obscure laws either. Here are a few traffic violations, as stated on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) site, that we bet you didn’t even know existed—and how much the fines are.

Banner-Traffic-Violations-you-didnt-know1. Dirty or uncared for plates

Plate numbers serve as your vehicle’s ID. Whether you’re speeding at 70 kph or stuck for hours in traffic, your plates must be readable to both the naked eye and the eyes in the sky. Also, license plates are technically properties of the government so better take good care of them.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

2. Dirty, unsightly, or unsanitary motor vehicle

Why is this a violation? Let’s put it this way: Some dirty vehicles, especially PUVs, may have wastes than can be a health and sanitation issue and may affect the public negatively. Also, a soiled vehicle may suffer from visibility issues and can put its driver and passengers at a higher risk of getting involved in car accidents.

Penalties: P300 and confiscation of plates on first offense, P300 and confiscation of plates on second offense, P300 and confiscation of plates on third offense

3. Hitching

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) defines this as “permitting a person or a bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle or skate roller to hitch to a motor vehicle.” So the next time you see a skater or a biker holding on to your vehicle to get a free boost, blast him with your horn and tell him to bugger off.

Penalties: P100 on first offense, P100 on second offense, P100 on third offense

4. Motor vehicle with metallic tires

If you’re planning to go all Mad Max on your vehicle and make your tires metallic, don’t even bother since it will be too heavy for your car. Fortunately, this rule only applies to heavy equipment. If heavy machinery operators decide to use them on the road as a means of transport…not only that it’s stupid because it’s slow, but traffic enforcers will slap them with a huge fine.

Penalties: P5,000 on first offense, P5,000 on second offense, P5,000 on third offense

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5. Failure to provide clean seat covers

Apparently, dirty linen over taxi seats can be grounds for some disgruntled passengers to report them to the authorities. Aside from visually unappealing seats, passengers may also report foul-smelling seats since it is the responsibility of the drivers and operators to provide a smooth and comfortable experience to commuters.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

6. Sporting dazzling headlights/neon headlights/broken lens

A number of western countries have banned the use of dazzling headlights on motor vehicles, citing a connection between bright lights and impeded visibility that may lead to car accidents. Since HID headlamps are at least 50-percent brighter than their halogen counterparts, they can blind oncoming motorists and thus, reduce their visual cognizance on the road. Unfortunately, this MMDA ticket violation isn’t widely implemented and a lot of cars still get away with HIDs.

Penalties: P500 on first offense, P500 on second offense, P500 on third offense

7. Failure to dim lights Article-Images1.jpg

The law states that when there are vehicles at least 300 meters in front of you, it is required that you switch to low-beam headlights. Not only do high-beam lights obstruct the vision of vehicles in the opposite direction, they also impede the visibility on rearview mirrors of vehicles ahead of you. Be a kind stranger and turn your lights down low.

Penalties: P150 on first offense, P150 on second offense, P150 on third offense

8. Allowing a child six years old and below on passenger seat

Passenger seats aren’t designed for children; there’s a reason car manufacturers designed backseats with extra seatbelts as well as ISOFIX attachments for child safety seats. Make it clear right from the start: riding shotgun is a for-adults-only affair.

Penalties: P250 on first offense, P250 on second offense, P250 on third offense

9. Failure to install Early Warning Device four meters from the front and rear of the stalled motor vehicle

Early warning devices (EWDs) are a must for all drivers, since no one knows when your car will just die on you. A lot of us are probably aware of the fact that an EWD should be placed a few steps away from the back of your stalled car. But not everyone knows that at least a pair of EWDs should be placed four meters from the front and back of the car that’s stopped for more than 30 minutes on any street or highway.

Penalties: P500 on first offense, P500 on second offense, P500 on third offense

10. No spare tires

The moment one of your tires loses air and you’re in the middle of the road, you’ll become an obstruction and cause massive traffic unless your car gets towed. Bring an extra tire at all times and be spared the MMDA’s prying eyes.

Penalties: P300 on first offense, P300 of plates on second offense, P300 of plates on third offense

 

so am I to assume parking next to a no parking any time is a ticket.. or using the street for a auto repair garage ... or bikes and peddle trikes counter flowing is a ticket  and come on I have see trucks do a complete tranny rebuild in the road.. over 3 days

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I'm surprised they don't setup checkpoints for some of these things before Christmas. They're guaranteed at least 300 pesos per driver.

 

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Ok if you run a red light here they want 500 P if you park wrong they want 500p Wow a least i know now after not having any ticket for 11 yrs got two this year paid both in one day  i think may have been two days on the parking ticket. Hell it cost a guy i know who when to Leyte got off the bus in Tacloban walk out side the terminal lite up got a ticket for one thousand peso now that seems right to me,if you in the PH?

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Doesn't blind during the day but still reduces visibility and is dangerous for oncoming traffic. Even after you pass there is a residual black spot where the light was. Same as the spot you see from the flash of a camera or glancing at the sun. Yes, easy to see you but not the rest of traffic. 

 

I call nonsense. Even in dark if some mongo has high beam, it is no problem 'cause I wont look straight at lights but on the road/traffic, side markings, so I know where the road is. 

 

Dont look at the sun, makes You blind  :cool:

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10 jokes that only exist in the philippines ...

^ Nonsense.

 

Most of the infractions in the OP are also infractions in the USA. Some of them don't get enforced very often, but they're still violations of traffic laws that are on the books in the USA.

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If you have a round eye Suzuki, U can get correct bulbs for right hand drive, if cat eye, they have no equivalent. I had body work changed to round eye to overcome this problem. It seams to be a 1977 Ford light they have here.

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