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License Fee Hike for extended validity and better acommodation
In order to increase the facilities and accommodate more applicants, LTO plans a hike in license fees. The added fee is intended to be used as well for the extension of driver's licences validity from three years to five years. This, however, will not affect the price of miscellaneous fees according to Chief Edgar Galvante.
To compute the increase in license fee, LTO plans to divide the current rate by the previous 3-year validity period then multiply by five or the soon to be implemented validity period.
And for an easier application, they also plan to make an online system wherein people could make an appointment for both their application and renewal beforehand effectively decreasing the load in LTO offices and accomodating more applicants.
However, at the same time, the process would be much stricter in order to ensure road safety among citizens. Nowadays, victims of ignorant drivers are increasing. To assure that only the fit will pass, Galvante plans to have at least 50 questions onhand for random applicants.
Also, Galvante is dicussing together with several professional medical groups added details they could include for the medical report of the applicants aside from just height and weight.
“That will probably produce some goods effects in terms of the driving discipline (and) driving capability of our drivers,” said Galvante.
Unfortunately, the five-year validity of driver's license will not be in immedate effect.