SM malls, Bayad Centers to accept payments for MMDA fines

MANILA, Philippines – Motorists who are cited for traffic violations in Metro Manila will be able to pay fines through the SM Bills Payment and Meralco's Bayad Center starting June 20.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has signed an agreement with the two payment centers to help in its no-contact traffic management initiative. It aims to make paying traffic fines and similar offenses more convenient.

The MMDA’s agreement allows for an avenue "where motorists can pay the fines of their traffic, anti-littering, no contact apprehension, and anti-jaywalking violations” in more locations, according to an MMDA Facebook post.

The MMDA has also developed the "May Huli Ba?” website, which indexes traffic violations taken by closed circuit television cameras.

Even with the availability of a site to check for traffic violation notices, motorists will still receive a formal notice from the MMDA if a violation is caught on camera. Motorists will have 7 days to either pay the fines or contest the violation. –