Philippines authorities approved a measure extending the validity of driver’s licenses to 10 years.
A bill extending the validity of driver’s licenses from the current 3 years to 5 or even up to 10 years has been approved, with amendments, on its second reading.
If it pushes through, Senate Bill 1449 will allow for the 10-year validity of driver’s licenses for those who have not committed traffic violations.
The bill also provides for an online application process for the renewal of professional and non-professional licenses.
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A bill extending the validity of driver’s licenses from the current three years to five or even up to 10 years has been approved
Senator Grace Poe, one of the bill's sponsors, as quoted as saying “We are inching closer to approval of this measure that will save drivers millions of man-hours spent in queuing to get the permit to operate a motor vehicle.”
Again, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) already extended the validity of driver's licenses from 3 years to 5 or even up to 10 years.
In case you’re unaware, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) purchased the equipment and will be soon be producing the cards. The LTO will bid out supplies needed to produce driver's license eventually.
Meanwhile, the agency is also in the process of revising the examination question for license applicants to ensure that only qualified and disciplined drivers are allowed to drive.
Senate Bill 1449 will allow for the 10-year validity of driver’s licenses for those who have not committed traffic violations
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