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44 Top LTO Traffic Violations with Highest Fees and Penalty Charges

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LTO Top Traffic ViolationsIn case you didn’t know it yet, here are the 44 top traffic violations to avoid committing because they incur the highest fees and penalty charges and are parallel to some of the heaviest penalties in the Philippines.In actual, they are 47 in number but I removed some of them. You can see the complete list at the LTO and MMDA website.

Get to know them and how to avoid committing them while driving in streets anywhere in the Philippines. Good for both Pinoys and foreigners with license to drive. Traffic violations listed here have at least Php 1,000.00 fee if you commit them. (full photo credits to

  1. Driving without License – Php 1,500.00
  2. Driving with suspended or revoked or improper license – Php 1,000.00
  3. Driving under the influence of liquor – Php  5,000.00
  4. Driving under the influence of drugs – Php 10,000.00
  5. Allowing an unlicensed/improperly licensed person to drive motor vehicle – Php 1,000.00
  6. Possession and use of fake/spurious Driver’s License – Php 2,000.00
  7. Conviction of the driver of a crime using a motor vehicle -Php 3,000.00
  8. Operating / driving a motor vehicle which is unregistered / improperly Registered – if committed by the driver without the knowledge and Consent of the owner/operator – Php 2,000.00
  9. Operating / driving a motor vehicle which is unregistered / improperly Registered – if the driver is also the processor of the subject motor vehicle – Php 4,000.00
  10. Operating a motor vehicle with unregistered substitute or replacement engine, engine block or chassis – Php 5,000.00
  11. Operating /allowing the operation of MV with a suspended / revoked Certificate/Official Receipt of registration – Php 1,000.00
  12. Tourist operating or allowing the use of non Philippine registered Motor Vehicle beyond the 90 day period of his sojourn in the country – Php 5,000.00
  13. Display/Use of an expired commemorative plates or stickers – Php 2,000.00
  14. Tampered/ marked plates or stickers – Php 2, 000.00
  15. Illegal transfer or use of MV regularly issued MV plates, tags or stickers except security plates on authorized Motor Vehicle – Php 10,000.00
  16. Operating MV with metallic tires in any public high ways – Php 5,000.00
  17. Dilapidated or defective MV – Php 1,000.00
  18. Unauthorized use of bell, siren or exhaust whistle – Php 15,000.00
  19. Out of line – Php 6,000.00
  20. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). Operator/owner/possessor of MV per day from the date of expiry to the date of the CPC – Php 1,000.00
  21. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). Operating or using a For Hire Motor Vehicle different from its types of services mentioned in the CPC – for driver – Php 1,000.00
  22. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). Operating or using a For Hire Motor Vehicle different from its types of services mentioned in the CPC – for operator – Php 3,000.00
  23. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). Operating or using a For Hire Motor Vehicle different from its types of services mentioned in the CPC. 2nd offense and suspension plates, OR, CR for six (6) months
    for driver – Php 2,000.00
  24. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). Operating or using a For Hire Motor Vehicle different from its types of services mentioned in the CPC. 2nd offense and suspension plates, OR, CR for six (6) months
    for operator – Php 4,000.00
  25. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC). For subsequent offenses and suspension of DL, plate, OR/CR for one (1) year
    for driver -Php 3,000.00
  26. Operating a motor vehicle with expired franchise (CPC).For subsequent offenses and suspension of DL, plate, OR/CR for one (1) year
    for operator – Php 5,000.00
  27. Unreasonable refusal to convey passengers to the suspension of the license of the driver of the license of the driver for two (2) months. If the operator has knowledge or consent to the infraction committed, the place, OR & CR shall ikewise be suspended for two (2) months – Php 1,500.00
  28. Use of fake plates/stickers/pursuant documents – Php 2,000.00 to 4,000.00
  29. Misrepresenting a copy of a document pertinent to a motor vehicle Before the Traffic Adjudication Service – Php 1, 500.00
  30. Reckless Driving – 1st Offense – Php 1, 000.00
  31. Reckless Driving – 2nd Offense – Php 1, 500.00
  32. Reckless Driving – 3rd Offense – Php 2, 000.00
  33. Reckless Driving – Succeeding Offense – Php 5, 000.00
  34. Fast, Tampered, Defective or non operational,Tampered, broken, fake or altered meter seal – Php 3,000.00
  35. Fast, Tampered, Defective or non operational,Tampered, broken, fake or altered meter seal – Php 3,000.00
  36. Fast, Tampered, Defective or non operational,Tampered, broken, fake or altered meter seal – First offense – Php 4,000.00
  37. Fast, Tampered, Defective or non operational,Tampered, broken, fake or altered meter seal – Second offense – Php 6,000.00
  38. Tampered, broken, joint, reconnected, fake or altered sealing wire – Php 1, 500.00
  39. No taxi Meter – Php 1, 200.00
  40. Smoke Belching define under RA 8479 – for the 1st offense and to pass the smoke emission test – Php 1, 000.00
  41. Smoke Belching define under RA 8479 – for the 2nd offense and to pass the smoke emission test – Php 3, 000.00
  42. Smoke Belching define under RA 8479 – for 3rd and subsequent offenses and to pass the smoke emissionn test and to suspend of plates, CR/OR/ Registration of MV for one (1) year – Php 5,000.00
  43. Operating a right hand drive motor vehicles – Php 50, 000.00
  44. Failure to Install Seatbelt as defined under RA 8750 – Php 1,000.00

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193 Responses to “44 Top LTO Traffic Violations with Highest Fees and Penalty Charges”

  • Cynthia Villa-Abrille says:

    How much is the Fee for Renewal of a Non-Professional Driver’s License? How long does it take to renew a license?

    • Joseph says:

      At the LTO satellite office, in SM Clark Mall, Pampanga, it only took me 45 minutes, start to finish. No more long lines for a silly urine test (Who takes illegal drugs prior to a Urine test?) or paying to see a Medical doctor, who retired in the 1980′s. There is an efficient nurse who took BP and a visual test. It was around 800 pesos total. You can see the fees on the LTO website.

    • Arven says:

      Nagttka lang po talaga ako hndi po ba centralized ang lahat ng ahensya ng LTO.?na huli po kc ako driving without valid driver licence, 1500 pesos lang pala ang penalty bakt dto sa province namin sa north cotabato, kidapawan city 3077 pesos ang penalty ko..?sobra naman mamera talaga, ok lang magbayad ako ng penalty pero kinssama ng loob ko d pareho ang system nila..

  • ederlina monasque says:

    driving of motorcycle w/ no helmet of backride how much of penalty?

  • GIGI CELADA says:

    kindly email me how much the penalty for a defective clearance light and what are the vilations and penalties under article 18 section 101.


  • emerlyn parcon says:

    i just want to ask if how much is the payment for counter flow violation


  • Manolito guinitaran says:

    not wearing helmet, how much penalty? it is charge for impound the motorbike/motorcycle?

  • Christian Jardinero says:


    How much is the penalty for driving motorcycle with no helmet of back ride.


  • Dave says:

    What’s the total fee for registering a vehicle that’s not been registered since 2009? And is there anybody willing to help out here? Thanks

  • the man says:

    what is/are my penalty/ies and what are the things i need to do to get back my license and to clear my data in case of renewal? this is the situation.

    I have been involved in a traffic accident at SLEX last June 2013 so my license was confiscated by a police and i have been issued a TOP.

    I have not yet visited the LTO branch (Binan Laguna) which is indicated in the TOP.

    Please help me what should i do and how much do you think it will cost me all. thanks!

  • diane says:

    Hi how much is fee for failure to carry early warning device EWD and may I ask if they are allowed to get my license?

  • dondon says:

    how much is the penalty for driver & back rider not wearing helmet.

  • karen dical says:

    I just want to ask if how much is the payment for violation no helmet thanks

  • Efren says:

    Where can we find full list of above items?
    Is there a procedure for contest or dispute?

  • airene rublico says:

    Send me a new violation of lto

  • robert sevilla says:

    what does the metallic tires means?

  • roland says:

    Majority of traffic violations are clear, unfortunately it is too high.I feel safer, driving in other country than in my own country. Harasment by MMDA traffic personnel is common.The usual offense you will hear from the enforcer is RECKLESS DRIVING .this offense is not being detailed . This is an act of not following driving rules on what? changing lane ? where you don’t see the road markings since it has faded.NO LEFT TURN OR RIGHT TURN -SIGNS are posted immediately when you turn left or right , hence the mistake is already committed.Should be posted BEFORE you EXECUTE THE TURN

  • gemma power says:

    hi! we would like to know if how you will know if the truck is colorum or not? cuz we have here truck which we would like to use..unfortunately this is under transferring. however we been delayed for transferring because of the old owner. we cant find her anyway. someone says shes leaving abroad.we been delaying all our deliveries because this issues been paralized our deliveries. only 1 of our trucks are functioning. and we badly need to use this but were afraid of the penalties. what shall we do? we need your advice ASAP.

  • JOEL M SALAZAR says:

    gd am po. ask ko lng po if mgkano ang penalties
    *3years expire ng motor or kotse po at *kong mgkano pa transfer ng pangalan
    *mgkano change color ng kotse
    *from public to private plate.
    *ilang days ang processsing.


  • william cauilan says:

    How much is the charge of slowmovinng in overtake lane

  • pj says:

    Is it possible to drive a motorcycle student license only?

  • jaymond olano says:

    ask ko lang po nakabili po ako motor 2 year n paso rehistro nung first week nang september rerehistro ko n kaso my violation daw unregistered….tanung ko lang ko kung paso n talaga rehistro nya kc lumabas ung 08/14/20012 tapus nahuli po is 11/12/2012 ending po nng plaka is 0 paso n po b yun…ty po

  • rubenjames c. gacusana says:

    how much is the penalty for over speeding violation?

  • rubenjames c. gacusana says: much is the penalty for overspeeding violation?

  • rubenjames c. gacusana says: much will it cost me for the penalty of over speeding violation?

  • zyke says:

    kano po penalty kpg N1 & N5 motorcycle? slmt po s ssgot d q kc mkta ung fees nla..

  • Ajie says:

    Can a student permit holder drive with a non professional drivers license holder.

  • Expired License says:

    pwede po bang makuha ang updated list nitong violation fees for 2014?

    nahulihan po kasi ako ng expired na lisensya di ko lang napansin na expired na pala. ang violation ko lang naman ay not wearing seatbelt.
    ginawa na lang nilang “expired driver’s license”. wala po akong problema dun kasi mas mabigat naman talaga ang driving with expired license.

    this probably falls under category number 2, dated october 2013.

    * 2. driving with suspended or revoked or improper license – Php 1,000.00

    ang problema ko lang po ay gusto kong ma-confirm kung tama ba yung fee na sinisingil nila saken na Php 3010.00.

    nagtataka lang naman po ako bakit ang laki ng itinaas isang taon pa lang naman ang nakakalipas. mas lalo na po kaming hindi makakapagparenew ng lisensya nyan kung ang pagtubos pa lang nakakapamulubi na.

    • peter says:

      ganyan din nangyari sakin last year. violation ko was under category 8. 2k ang alam kong fee pero nagulat ako nung sabihing 12k ang multa.

  • accoziempreh says:

    I have committed a violation of “No Seatbelt”, my first offense. I just want to ask, Is there a reset of all my violation once it reach lets say a year? For example, I commit violation Nov 2014, can I expect that by Nov. 2015 my record of violation will be zero out/reset?

  • romeo lodor says:

    May kaso ba q kung nag dadrive nq ng motor na student permit lng ang dala q. magkano po ba ang penalty nun?

  • Paul Erick Oraiz says:

    No TOP then binigyan ng Impounding receipt for the violation of NO HELMET NO DRIVERS LISCENSE… ma impound po ba ang motorsiklo? photocopy pala ang 1 sheet of paper na IMPOUNDING RECEIPT.. tama po ba eto?

  • Paul Erick Oraiz says:

    Highway patrol po pala ang nag issue..hindi LTO. authorized ba sila?

  • Saira Olpos says:

    How much the violation (slippery/pants for a jeepney driver

  • Reign says:

    got caught by LTO with muffler violation last sept 2014. is there any other penalty if i will get my license this december 2014?

  • lene says:

    What to do po sa naka bangga sa father ko, nag file kami ng case pero hindi sya pumupunta sa mga hearings. The only address that I’ve got is yung nasa drivers license nya. Paano po ireport sa LTO ang driver na yun para hindi sya makapag renew agad ng license nya. Private vehicle po ang minamaneho at naka bicycle po ang father ko nung nangyari yun last december 25, 2013

  • wendell violeta says:

    tanong ko lang po magkano ba violetion ng seatbelt lto naga 10.000 po sisingil nila tama po pa penalty

  • James says:


    I was caught during a PNP checkpoint for driving a recently expired motorcycle registration (incident happened last May 23, 2014; motorcycle registration expired april 2014). Unfortunately, until now i was not able to retrieve yet my license. I just want to know how much is the penalty fee for that specific violation and what docs should i present?

    BTW, yung motorcycle ko is wala na since i already surrendered it sa casa… di kasi nila agad na process yung renewal ko. wala na po akong motor ngayon.



  • Lorna O. Dadios says:

    Kapatid ko nag drive motorcycle pampasahero,expired license nya.nadisgarasya nbangga nasira parts ilalim ng motor,kinuha lisesya nya,nagbayad sa pulis t nag renew license sa lto.pero nang kukunin na licence kasi bayad na lahat di pa rin binigay lto dhil humirit pulis reckless driving daw kailangan magbayad 4taw.tama ba to?dis is from ormoc leyte

  • brian santos says:

    Sir magkano po babayaran kong penalty sa LTO main office sa East Ave. Kasi nahuli ako sa Cavitex at mistakenly nakapasok ako na naka motor below 400cc. Pupuntahan ko po sana bukas baka puwede ko malaman kung magkano babayaran ko. Maraming salamat po

  • John says:

    Tanong ko lang po kung magkano tubos ng plaka? ang violation ko po ay, failure to attach sticker sa plate, pero registered naman po ang sasakyan, at nasa sasakyan din lang yun sticker, hindi ko pa lang naiattach.. Thank you.

  • Luis Ponteras says:

    Pwede ko po bang echarge sa driver ng motor na bumanga ng sasakyan ko ang damage?. Wala
    pong licence ang driver ng motor at walang helmet wala din pong rehistro ang motor.

  • Sally Damiano says:

    How much exactly to I have to pay:
    1. My nephew drove my unlicensed motor vehicle.
    2. He took the vehicle without my knowledge.
    2. He has no driver’s license.

    The LTO in the province required me to pay P15,000 plus registration.

  • darwin says:

    Sir tanung ko lng ah. Kasi kagabi lng naghatid ako ng kamag anak sa naia 2 tas ng pauwe na ko e hinarang po ako ng traffic enforcer ng pasay. E bago po kasi ung sasakyan ko. Sabi po nya 7 days lng daw nila tinatanggap ng certificate to travel ng galing sa mga car sellers. E 3months pa po bago lumabas ang or/cr ng sasayan. Need ko daw ng permit to travel pero inde ko binigay ang lisensya ko dahil ala namn ako alam na nagawa ko violation. Sabi nya unregistered vehicle daw gamit ko. Kinuha nya conduction number at license number ko tas umalis na sya. Tnx.

    • dante penaranda says:

      tanong ko lang po kung mag kano ang penalty ng ra.875 at pasenger no belt nahuli po kase ako ng L.T.O nung isang araw tanong ko rin po ang ra.875 at pasenger no belt iisa lang po ba yan o dalawang kaso kase po para pag punta ko bukas sa L.T.O alam kona ang fine ko para pag kulang d na ako uuwe salamat po

  • peter says:

    how come LTO Quirino is charging me 12,000.00 with the violation of operating a unregistered motor vehicle?

  • florencio b cruz says:

    Magkanu penalty ang overspeeding sa slex

  • mike gatacelo says:

    tanong k lang po kong ano po ang ibig sabihin ng DTO sa violation

  • Hannah Mingala says:

    How long or how many days does it take for to get my driver’s license? My violation is coding ako.

  • Joelito Tidalgo says:

    is there such violation of wearung sleepers while driving motorcycle?

  • Jimmy says:

    ask lang po, nahuli ako ang violation ko SECTION 101″ broken windshield”….nang tinubos ko nag bayad ako ng 2500. Tama po ba yung Violation ko at yung penalty ko…

  • Carmecille M. Tamayo says:

    I rode a Vhire from Cebu City to Daanbantayan late evening. Thus, we arrived in my destination somewhere arounf 11.30 pm. I am never comfortable riding habal2 since I do not know most of those drivers. Thus, I asked this Vhire to drop me off on my doorstep which is what’s really done within Daanbantayan. He refused saying that he won’t because there are habal-habals blocking the big part of the road and then he further added that he is afraid the van will fall of the drainage. I noticed that he is in a hurry that this alibi is commonly used by drivers who rush to go back. However, even big Grandias could pass through our street without a problem. My question is, given the time of my arriveal wherein I would have felt safer to have deeb dropped off at my house that was why I chose a vhire in the first place, has the driver committed anything reckless against his passenger’s safety?

  • Mike says:

    I recently bought a motorcycle. I was advice by one of the staff a motortrade that i should apply my professional drivers licence for a resteicition 1 since i only have restricition 2. I really donr get why the fuck do i have to apply for a restriction 1 when its clearly stated in our drivers licence that drivers with restriction 2 That DRIVERS WITH RESTRICTION 2 CAN DRIVE UP TO 4500 VEHICLE. ano ba weight ng motorcycle. You should dobsomething about this LTO sayang lang ang binabayad namin sa taxes. Please do something about this.matter thanks.

  • Debbie Valerio says:

    Ano ano po ang parusa sa hindi pagtubos ng hule sa loob ng is any buwan?

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