What is the penalty for reckless driving in the Philippines?

By | May 21, 2019
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Penalties for reckless driving in the Philippines | Image Source: PIA

 

Philippine law provides that no person shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway recklessly or without reasonable caution considering the width, traffic, grades, crossing, curvatures, visibility, and other conditions of the highway and the conditions of the atmosphere and weather or so to endanger the property or the safety or rights of any person or cause excessive or unreasonable damage to the highway.

The following are the penalties for reckless driving in the Philippines:

  • 1st offense – Php2000
  • 2nd offense – Php3000 and suspension of driver’s license for a period of 3 months
  • 3rd offense – Php10000 and suspension of driver’s license for a period of 6 months
  • Subsequent offense – Php10000 and revocation of driver’s license

Note that a revoked non-professional driver’s license shall be disqualified from being granted a license for a period of 2 years.

A revoked professional driver’s license shall be perpetually disqualified from getting any¬†driver’s license.

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