Comment on the post: Are you ready for a drive to Quezon City?
Why drive to Quezon City? Certainly, there must be a way to avoid
getting your drivers license “confiscated”. I fail to understand the
reasoning behind surrendering your drivers license to the “Police or
Highway Patrol” for an alleged traffic violation. Just give the
offending driver a ticket, and if the ticket goes uncontested and
unpaid, attach the infraction to the drivers LTO file. The next renewal
of the offender’s driver’s license should show unpaid tickets. Then a
NO Pay NO license renewal would work. It’s time for the Philippines to
upgrade their enforcement of traffic laws and procedures for penalizing
those who disregard the law.
From the Bugle: Agreed on all points, but until they figure out how computerize and manage the system, your best bet is to just pay the bribe or to keep a couple of extra licenses handy in case one gets taken.