QC To Implement No Contact Apprehension On July 1

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MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City government has announced that it will be implementing its no-contact apprehension program (NCAP) starting July 1, 2022.

The NCAP will capture traffic violations through the city’s traffic enforcement cameras “with artificial intelligence technology to capture, photograph, and record the conduction stickers and plate numbers of vehicles in violation of traffic rules and regulations,” and will be monitored 24/7 in its command center, without the need for physical apprehension by traffic enforcers.

Violators will receive a Notice of Violation (NOV) sent to the address of the registered owner of the vehicle appearing in the Land Transportation Office (LTO) database.

According to QC’s NCAP website, the NOV will be delivered through a process server of the City, registered mail, and/or private courier.

For registered owners of vehicles whose addresses are located at Quezon City based on the LTO database, the NOV will be delivered within fourteen (14) working days from commission of the traffic violation.

Penalties must be paid within thirty (30) days from receipt of the NOV, otherwise, an additional surcharge of five percent (5%) of the fine for each month will be incurred until fully paid.

QC’s local government will also instruct the LTO to put an alarm on the registration of the vehicle, which will prevent its renewal until full payment of the fines and surcharges have been made.

The NCAP website states that through this program, Quezon City “can effectively combat the safety risks related to ongoing traffic congestion, reckless driving and the spread of the coronavirus through traffic stops.”

The website allows motorists who have received an NOV to verify their violation by viewing images and video footage of the subject vehicle involved in traffic violation.

As for those who would like to contest their NOV, a protest shall be filed to the Traffic Adjudication Board within thirty (30) days from receipt of the NOV.

To know more details regarding QC’s NCAP as it enters full implementation this July, visit its official website here.

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