Rolly Casilan holding microphone

LTO Region 3 announces driver licenses ready

WIDUS CONVENTION CENTER, CLARK FREEPORT ZONE – Rolly Casilan, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief of Transport Region 3, recently announced the availability of new driver license cards but at all the licensing center.

The press conference was held at the Widus convention center Clark Freeport Zone September 6, 2017 hosted by the Pampanga Press Club.

“Hopefully,” he said, “the card machines will be available in Pampanga on September 18. But the machines need to be connected to the internet. Some of the field offices are yet interconnected. The offices that are ready for the connectivity are in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Bulacan license center, Tarlac license center, and Zambales center.”

He also announced that by next week all the other field licensing centers will be available online. The new machines will print the new drivers’ license card within the same day the application for new and renewal. But for those who have renewed their licenses before the purchase of the card machines they will have to wait a little longer. Currently, there is a 250,000-card backlog in the LTO.

Card making machines process 80 applicants a day

The machines can process 80 cards a day. The problem in the delay arises when the loser companies in the bidding processes file a temporary restraining order in the local court to stop the the process.

The next discussion concerns the illegal parking in Angeles City or neighboring areas. Penalties for illegal parking is P2,000 in the metro. The no-contact policy in apprehending traffic violators is being studied at the Clark Freeport Zone.

In phasing out of old public utility vehicles, it is high time for 10 years or older vehicles to be removed from the streets because they posed safety hazards and pollution issues. This is in compliance with the Republic Act 8749 known otherwise as the Clean Air Act.

When it comes to registering e-bikes, scooters and three wheeler e-bikes are mandated to be registered with the exception of the e-bikes with pedals.

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About Ariel Arcebido

Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.