LTO Defends CDE Requirement in Renewal Driver’s License
LTO – The Land Transportation Office clarified that the Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) program is not a money-making scheme.
Recently, there are changes implemented by the Land Transportation Office, the public agency that issues licenses in driving to drivers in the Philippines, in applying for a student driving permit, non-professional and professional licenses, and driver’s license renewal.
With regards to the renewal of the driver’s license, LTO added a new requirement – a Comprehensive Driver’s Education (CDE) certificate of completion. Modules are free for those who want to renew their license. An applicant for license renewal must take and pass the evaluation test to obtain the certificate of completion.
The modules can be obtained online. In Metro Manila, those who will be approved for license renewal may avail of the 10-year license validity if they have not violated the traffic rules. If there are violations, the license issued is valid for five (5) years.
However, the CDE requirement gained different reactions from the people. There are allegations that it is just a money-making scheme by the LTO. The license-giving body defended the new requirement.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, LTO explained that the CDE program is for free for those who want to renew their driver’s license. They can obtain the review materials online without paying for them. They have the option to choose between the video and the slideshow.
The license-giving body further defended the program saying that it is in line with the pursuit to refresh the motorists with the traffic rules and to inform them about the new changes. Furthermore, based on the report, an official explained that the test is very easy to pass for seasoned drivers and those who are knowledgeable of the traffic rules.
For those who don’t know how to obtain the CDE materials online, you may also go to a branch of LTO and there are personnel ready to assist you in getting the modules.
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