LTO eyes online car application for drivers’ license

Jun 15, 2017 | Same topic: Up-to-date consumer reports
The LTO is considering the implementation of online car registration and drivers’ license.
What is more interesting is that after extending driver’s license validity to 5 years, the Land Transportation Office (LTO)’s next plan is to modernize its information technology (IT) system to enable online application for drivers’ license and car registration. According to Edgar Galvante, LTO Chief, the initiative will make it more efficient for drivers and car owners to transact with the agency, and will promote transparency, improve LTO’s valuable services as well as prevent corruption through fixers.

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The Land Transportation (LTO)’s next plan is to modernize its information technology (IT) system to enable online application for drivers’ license and car registration

Galvante as quoted as saying: “We are gearing towards online registration of driver’s license application and car registration. We need a credible IT to be able to enforce that.”

Galvante further explained that plans of online transactions have been around for some time now. The LTO is now working to turn the idea into a reality. He also disclosed that the 5 year license will become available by the end of the year.

Outside of the LTO, Transport Secretary Arthur P. Tugade has also expressed his support for this idea.

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The initiative will make it more efficient for drivers and car owners to transact with the agency

Speaking before transport cooperative delegates and government officials at the 3rd National Congress for the Transport Cooperative Sector, Tugade shared that the Department is studying the possibility of allowing drivers’ license applications online for better public convenience.

However, the LTO has yet to release a specific date or a timeline as to when this credible IT will be put in place to realize the vision of an online registration of drivers.

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