DOTr ROLL OUT OF DRIVER'S LICENSES WITH 5-YEAR VALIDITY

The Department of Transportation-Land Transportation Office (DOTr-LTO) began to roll out the new driver’s license with five-year validity on 29 August 2017.

The new license cards have security features that will address the issue of fake licenses.

The new license card, which is made of polycarbonate material, has a total of 32 security features –22 on the front and 10 at the back-- to make it difficult for forgers to copy. Among the security features of the new license include the 2-D barcode wherein the fingerprint of the owner is embedded along with his photo.
Apart from the new features, LTO is studying to formulate a system wherein the validity of the license cards could last up to 10 years. Under the planned scheme, a driver who has not incurred any traffic violation can have the validity of his license extended up to ten years. LTO is also set to start distribution of license plates by the first quarter of 2018.

ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR UPDATE #7

LAUNCH OF DRIVERS’ ACADEMY

In an effort to further professionalize the public transport sector, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), nationwide launched last August 17, 2017 the PUV Drivers’ Academy.

DOTr established of the Drivers’ Academy, one of the components of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization (PUVM) Program, to provide PUV drivers with seminars and trainings to re-familiarize them with basic road safety, driving courtesy, and traffic rules and regulations.

Over 700 PUV drivers participated in the initial training seminar. Certificates of completion will be given to PUV drivers who would undergo and finish the one day training seminar conducted by instructors and resource persons from the LTFRB.

ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR UPDATE #8

ADDRESSING 3-MILLION BACKLOG ON LICENSES

One of the most pressing challenges that was carried over to the new administration was the three million backlog in driver’s licenses, a result of writ of injunction in October 2015 issued by Manila RTC to the supplier due to questionable contract. Since then, applicants for driver’s licenses were only given receipts to allow them to drive a vehicle without being apprehended.

But as soon as the Manila RTC lifted the injunction in June 2016, the new LTO administration under the leadership of Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante started working on addressing the backlog. On 18 December 2016, the LTO finally started releasing the long-delayed driver’s license cards with three-year validity. The backlog was completely addressed by February 2017.

ROAD TRANSPORT SECTOR UPDATE #9

LICENSE PLATES DELIVERY EXPECTED IN MARCH 2018

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has already issued the notice of award (NOA) to the winning bidder in the procurement of license plate in the amount of PhP978.8-M on 01 December 2017. The winning bidder, Trojan Computer Forms Manufacturing Corporation and J.H. Tonnjes E.A.S.T. GmbH & Co. KG Joint Venture, has already been required to provide the performance security. Initial delivery is expected sometime in March 2018. It can be remembered that the procurement of license plates for 2016, 2017 and 2018 was delayed due to the lack of budget when the present administration took over. It was only in November 2016 that DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade approved the requested budget and set aside the amount of PhP 1-B from DOTr’s budget for LTO’s procurement of license plates.

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