It seems as though more and more cities in Metro Manila are shifting to a no-contact apprehension program. This means that instead of traffic enforcers flagging you down, video and photographic evidence will be used from traffic cameras to observe and catch drivers who are breaking traffic laws.
Quezon City is one of the latest to join this new no-contact apprehension wave as it has finished the dry-run of its system last year. The local government has also recently announced that it will be fully implementing its no-contact apprehension system starting July 1, 2022.
Similar to what happened during the dry run, the system will utilize state-of-the-art cameras to photograph and record the stickers and plate numbers of vehicles found in violation of traffic rules. It will be clear evidence as drivers caught in the act will be “caught in 4k.”
If you are caught, the system will generate a notice of violation which will be sent to the Quezon City LGU for review and approval. The notice will also include a photograph with a timestamp of the vehicle in the place where the violation occurred. It will also include corresponding details relevant to the violation. The notice will then be sent to the owner/violator and will be given 30 days to pay the fine. For those living inside QC, the violation should be delivered to your place of residence within 14 days and a bit longer for those who are living outside the city.
If you fail to pay the fine, the QC LGU will impose an additional surcharge of 5% of the fine each month until it is fully paid. The city will also provide a list of violators to the Land Transportation Office for those who have not paid the fine, the government agency will then put an alarm on the registration of the vehicle until the full payment of the fines and any surcharges are complete.
If you want to know if you have committed any violations, you can head on over to the Quezon City no-contact apprehension website to check for any violations. You can do this by clicking the check plate tab and inputting your car’s plate number. If you want to check on your existing violations you can also use the check notice tab where you will need to input your notice violation and pin code.
You can either pay your fines in different ways, you can do it online, do it over-the-counter, at banks, or other accredited payment outlets. If you want to go a bit old school you can also visit the QC City Hall and go to the Department of Public Order and Safety and pay your fines there.