MANILA, Philippines – Following the re-implementation of its no-contact apprehension policy, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday, May 5, launched a website allowing motorists to check if they have committed a traffic violation.
The project, dubbed “Na-HuliCam Ka Ba?” allows motorists to check if the MMDA’s closed circuit television cameras have caught them breaking traffic rules since the policy was enforced on April 15.
To verify any traffic violations, motorists can type in their vehicle’s license plate number on the website http://www.mayhuliba.com. The database will inform motorists of the specific violation, the time and place where it was committed, and the status of the official notice that they will receive from the MMDA.
If no violation has been recorded, the website will generate cheeky lines, such as “Wala…Parang chance na mapansin ka ng crush mo.” (None…Like the chance that your crush will notice you.)
MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos said the online database is the agency’s response to public clamor for motorists to have an easy and efficient way of checking if they have been cited for a violation.
Erring motorists will still receive a formal notice from the agency. They have 7 days to either pay the fines or contest the violation.
If violators fail to settle the fines, the MMDA will submit the vehicle’s license plate to the Land Transportation Office, with the recommendation that the vehicle’s registration not be renewed until the fines are settled.
The MMDA relaunched the no-contact apprehension policy last April 15 to improve the agency’s effectiveness in catching traffic violators.
It also aims to instill discipline on the roads and lessen opportunities for bribery between erring motorists and corrupt traffic cops.
More than 4,000 violations have been recorded since the policy was implemented. – Rappler.com