LTO summons Taytay driving school for allegedly teaching dangerous riding

Last week, another viral video has reached the Land Transportation Office (LTO), particularly the office of Emerita Soliven, the chairperson of the Committee on Accreditation of Driving Schools.

The video that was originally uploaded by Kuya Rey TV, shows one of the riding instructors of the Alcoan Driving School in Taytay, Rizal, demonstrating dangerous riding stunts such as popping up wheelies and cornering the motorcycles which could be too dangerous if done by an inexperienced rider.

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“It was identified in the video that the practical instruction was done inside the maneuvering site of the Alcoan Driving School – Taytay. Driving schools, as partners of LTO, are supposed to promote road safety and road courtesy for all road users,” said LTO in the letter.

The video and the stunts shown, according to the LTO, “may influence viewers to do the same on our roads, especially on public roads, which may endanger the safety of not just the motorcycle rider, but the safety of all road users.”

In the letter dated July 19, 2022, Soliven summoned Alcoan Driving School within 5 days upon receipt to explain their side and why no disciplinary action should be taken against them.

While these riding instructors may have exceptional skills when it comes to riding motorcycles, there’s a proper venue for teaching stunts and it’s not at an LTO-accredited driving school where there are a lot of newbie motorcycle riders who might try to mimic the stunts that may lead to an accident.