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LTO to Launch New System That Will Speed Up License Renewal

No more queuing up at any LTO branch to have your license renewed.
IMAGE Leandre Garcia
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Does the idea of renewing your driver’s license online sound good to you? Well, don’t look now, but the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is currently cooking up a centralized digital system that will incorporate all of the agency’s services.

According to an Inquirer.net report, the LTO said that the new web-based system is expected to be launched by the second quarter of 2020. Through this new online digital system, clients can complete transactions, or set an appointment for driver’s license application or renewal at any district office.

To get a new driver’s license, applicants must first go to their respective LTO offices to register their fingerprints and face IDs. For license renewals, applicants may complete their transactions online, then simply drop by their selected district office and use their biometrics data to claim their licenses. The LTO said that an online examination must also be accomplished in determining the respective driver’s license restriction codes, but the report does not specify if this applies to both new and existing applicants.

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This system was adopted from a German tech company, and is expected to reduce long lines at LTO offices as well as cater to overseas Filipino workers. Once rolled out, it will include the automation of the agency’s Motor Vehicle Inspection Registration System (MVIRS) and the Law Enforcement and Traffic Adjudication System (LETAS).

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What’s your take on this? Do you think a system like this will prove to be more effective?

This story originally appeared on Topgear.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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