LTO to require comprehensive driver’s education prior to license renewal

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The Land Transportation Office (LTO) said that it will start to implement the Republic Act 10930, or the act that rationalize and strengthen the policy regarding driver’s license by extending its validity period, starting tomorrow, October 28.

To proceed with the application for renewal, applicants must first go through the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) in order to receive their CDE Certificate. CDE materials are available at the LTO Portal (portal.lto.gov.ph), at LTO offices, and at LTO-Accredited Driving Schools, the agency said in an advisory.

It stressed that CDE is free at LTO Driver’s Education Centers and on the LTO Portal. All LTO clients are invited to register and participate in the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) on the LTO Portal.

The LTO said the initial rollout will be implemented in its Central Office-Licensing Section and Quezon City Licensing Center. This will be followed by other offices in the National Capital Region effective November 3.

For those outside of the NCR, the LTO said a separate announcement will be made in relation to its official rollout.

The extension of the validity of the driver’s license under the new law will allow those without a traffic violation record to have a 10-year Driver’s License. Meanwhile, applicants with a traffic violation record will remain on the 5-year Driver’s License.

LICENSE VALIDITY EXTENSION
Meanwhile, LTO said that all licenses as well as medical certificates that are set to expire this October will be extended until end of December in consideration of the existing quarantine restrictions around the country due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The agency also extended until December 31, 2021 the registration validity of vehicles with license plates ending in “0”.

LTO reminds those who conduct transactions in its offices to follow safety protocols so as not to delay the transaction and prevent the further spread of the disease.

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