CAMIGUIN (PIA)–As Camiguin is placed by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) under Alert Level 1 classification, drivers and public utilities start to flock in the streets; thus, Engr. Marlon Labadan, Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Camiguin OIC, reminds drivers of ongoing regulation of the LTO, especially checkpoints to survey driver’s license and car registration in the province during the Alerto radio program, April 19.
Currently, LTO is conducting inspections on Road Safety and Roadworthiness of Vehicles, in cooperation with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), the enforcement of land transportation laws and regulations, which includes unlicensed drivers, expired registration, imposement of the modernization program, and all related to traffic rules and regulation implemented by the LTO.
Labadan urges drivers, who have to renew their driver’s license, car registration, and people applying for a student permit, to follow new regulations in the application and issuance of driver’s license.
Labadan said drivers who need to renew their driver’s license to apply for a renewal in the LTO online portal, the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS), or directly proceed to the LTO office if no online materials are available at home. In this renewal, Labadan directs that a 25-item examination must be taken.
Labadan also announces that drivers can actually renew their driver’s license and apply for a 10-year validity period, under Republic Act No. 10930, Section 23, which is offered exclusively to drivers possessing necessary qualification and proficiency, and are proven to have been without traffic violations.
“Those with no traffic violation records can now renew their driver’s license for 10 years,” Labadan said. The 10-year driver’s license validation will be based upon the LTMS, which reflects every violation and citation ticket of a driver. While those with records will fall in th 5 year driver’s license validity.
In RA 10930, strengthening policy for driver’s license, before the application for a student’s permit (SP), one must undergo a theoretical driving course for 8 hours, which is done 4 hours per day. One must also be enrolled in an accredited driving school to get the permit, and then be able to proceed to the LTO office for its issuance.
After the issuance of an SP, one must wait for a month to be able to perform and get the certificate assessment back in the driving school in a practical driving course. Student’s permit is a prerequisite even for those who are beyond 18 years old, as long as it is their first time applying for a driver’s license.
Driver license classifications, non-professional (private vehicle only) and professional (professional and for hire), change classification will take six months, while it may take one year if the change includes upgrades on restriction codes. These will only require the tax identification number (TIN) of the client and a police clearance.
Meantime, only one driving school is accredited for a driving course in Camiguin, for restriction codes 1 and 2, beyond these codes can be taken outside of the island. Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA) also signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with LTO to proceed and offer driving courses in the province, only the online portal is being finalized. (RLT/PIA-10/Camiguin)
During the Alerto program of FMR Camiguin, April 19, Engineer Marlon Labadan, Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Camiguin reminds drivers of ongoing regulation of the LTO, especially checkpoints to survey driver’s license and car registration in the province. (FMR)