LTO offers free driver’s ed, test upon license renewal

    Mandated by the new law, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will offer a free Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) program, which aims to remind drivers to help keep the roads safe for everyone.

    METRO MANILA, Philippines — Republic Act No. 10930 mandates that the LTO is to ensure that all drivers are better educated on safer driving practices and on traffic laws to reduce injuries and deaths caused by road accidents.

    The CDE contains modules on road safety and best practices when on the road, which also covers diverse topics such as handling road rage and dealing with motorists.

    RA 10930 also states that the LTO is to offer the new 10-year driver’s license in Metro Manila. It is currently on track in its scheduled roll out, having started in October. The new license will be granted to existing license holders who do not have existing traffic violations, while a five-year license will be granted to those who do.

    Drivers who are going to renew their licenses are required to obtain a CDE certificate of completion, which requires passing an evaluation test. CDE modules and materials for review are available for free at the LTO’s website, and are also available at all LTO offices across the nation.

    LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante stated that although experienced drivers will find it easy to pass the CDE evaluation test, “even experienced drivers will benefit from the program, with its information on the best practices to deal with stress and road rage, unsafe and abusive motorists, crisis, even, like accidents and vehicle malfunctions, and updates on new traffic rules and signages”. (RF/The MiNT)

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