Drivers’ License Renewal Now Available During Saturdays

Now, you no longer need to take a leave from work just to have your driver’s license renewed.  The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has recently announced that their branches in malls shall now process applications for the renewal of driver’s licenses as well as issue student permits.  This shall be effective this month (June) andContinue reading “Drivers’ License Renewal Now Available During Saturdays”

All You Need To Know About Your Car Registration

We compiled all the frequently asked questions about car registration schedules, transfers, and fees, fines and penalties for late registration, and checking the authenticity of a vehicle’s OR and CR.  We are sharing these here today, as lifted from the website of the Land Transportation Office (LTO). My plate number is MGE 123, when willContinue reading “All You Need To Know About Your Car Registration”

LTO Fines and Fees for Traffic Violations: What You Need to Know

Getting a ticket for a traffic or vehicle regulation violation means you will not only have to stop and spend a good 15 to 20 minutes negotiating with a traffic enforcer but also that you will have to pay the prescribed fee for the violation you committed.  It is both a pain in your scheduleContinue reading “LTO Fines and Fees for Traffic Violations: What You Need to Know”

LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal

Renewing your driver’s license and car registration has become so much simpler and faster now that the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched their LTO Online Personal Appointment and Scheduling System or PASS.   Applicants may now simply set an appointment at any of the four LTO branches that offer the PASS service to ensure thatContinue reading “LTO Online PASS: Appointment Setting for Driver’s License and Car Registration Renewal”

What is B.L.O.W.B.A.G.E.T.S.?

When I first learned how to drive, I was made to memorize the mnemonic BLOWBAG, which stood for Battery, Lights, Oil, Water, Brakes, Air, and Gas.  It helped me get started on responsible driving and car ownership.  It has become second nature to me, checking all items under BLOWBAG before I leave my garage, everyContinue reading “What is B.L.O.W.B.A.G.E.T.S.?”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 2: Violations In Connection with Number Plates & Markings on Motor Vehicles

In the second installment of our series on LTO Fines and Penalties for erring drivers, please take note that this includes offenses committed by public utility drivers and operators. Today, we are going to feature violations in connection with number plates, equipment, parts, accessories, devices, and markings of motor vehicles.  Lady drivers are strongly advisedContinue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 2: Violations In Connection with Number Plates & Markings on Motor Vehicles”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 1: Violations In Connection with Licensing

  Anong violation ko? That is a common defense mechanism of most drivers who go against road rules but would like to dodge fines and penalties.  Does it work?  Well, sometimes it does (with the help of a few hundred bucks).  But most of the time, traffic enforcers choose to slap you with a ticketContinue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 1: Violations In Connection with Licensing”

Driver’s License Application Requirements Part 2

If your job requires that you drive a company vehicle or a public transportation, you need to get a Professional Driver’s License.  If you have had a Non-professional License all your life, how do you change it to Professional classification?  How do you change your name on your driver’s license after getting married?  How doContinue reading “Driver’s License Application Requirements Part 2”