How to Renew Your Driver’s License Online

Is your driver’s license expiring soon and you are not sure how you can have it renewed given the current quarantine restrictions in your area? Good news! The Land Transportation Office (LTO) now welcomes driver’s license renewals via the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) portal.  It is an online platform where drivers and motor vehiclesContinue reading “How to Renew Your Driver’s License Online”

Updated Requirements When Getting A Student’s Driving Permit

Did you know that the LTO regularly updates the requirements for the issuance of a student’s driving permit?  If you are planning on getting one this year, read this. Eligibility Requirements: The applicant must be: At least 17 years old; Physically and mentally fit to operate a motor vehicle. Able to read and write inContinue reading “Updated Requirements When Getting A Student’s Driving Permit”

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”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 4: Traffic Violations for Private and Public Utility Vehicles

A leading cause of traffic jams and road mishaps are drivers who deliberately disobey traffic rules.  It could be as uncomplicated as tailgating another vehicle, to overtaking on single or double white lines, to beating red lights especially when there are no traffic enforcers around. If drivers knew how much they would have to pay,Continue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 4: Traffic Violations for Private and Public Utility Vehicles”

LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 3: Violations on Weight and Load Limits and Illegal Operation of Motor Vehicles

Our third installment on our LTO Fines and Penalties series is all about limits on cargo weight and illegal operation of motor vehicles, more particularly those that are used as public conveyance.  The fines are exorbitant, so make sure you stay within the limits set by the LTO and the MMDA if you belong inContinue reading “LTO Fines and Penalties for Traffic Violations Part 3: Violations on Weight and Load Limits and Illegal Operation of 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”

Color-coded LTO Traffic Deputies in the Metro: Agree or Disagree?

If your vehicle spews dark, toxic fumes, you should be apprehended by a Land Transportation Office (LTO) deputy wearing a green ID, while a UV Express conveying passengers in areas that are not within its designated route should be apprehended by one wearing a blue ID. And so goes the most recent project of theContinue reading “Color-coded LTO Traffic Deputies in the Metro: Agree or Disagree?”

What Is Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance?

All car owners are required by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to secure a Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) insurance upon registering their car. Some questions that most first-time vehicle owners ask about CTPL are: Why do I need a CTPL? Who are covered by the CTPL?  Who is the ‘third party’? Is the basicContinue reading “What Is Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance?”