You can identify the actual owner of the vehicle by filing a notarized protest or
complaint/appeal to the Bataan Traffic Adjudication Board (BTAB) in person or via
email at [email protected]
within ten (10) working days from receipt of
the Notice of Violation together with the following:
i. Copy of the Notice of Violation;
ii. Copy of the Deed of Sale of the vehicle, indicating the buyer’s identity
and residential address;
iii. Copy of the Driver’s License of the buyer; and
iv. Notarized Affidavit of the buyer or the driver, admitting that he/she
was driving the vehicle referred to in the Notice of Violation.
However, if the buyer fails to pay the penalty or fine, the registered owner shall
be held secondarily liable and the amount shall be demandable upon him/her. The BTAB
shall likewise instruct the LTO to put an alarm on the registration of the vehicle
and/or the Driver’s License of the alleged driver, and a monthly interest of two
percent (2%) on the penalty or fine shall accrue.
Note that the registered owner of a vehicle remains responsible for the consequences
of its operation regardless of who the actual vehicle owner or driver might be. This
includes any liability arising from traffic violations involving the use of the
vehicle but the registered owner of the vehicle can seek reimbursement from its
actual owner or driver after paying the penalty or fine.