The Land Transportation Office warns (again) not to patronize fixers

The Land Transportation Office (LTO), again for the nth time, has warned against patronizing online services that promise non-appearance vehicle registration and even driver’s licenses. They are commonly referred to as “fixers”.

In an interview with DZMM’s Teleradyo, LTO’s Special Legal Assistant to the Office of the Assistant Secretary, Atty. Alex Abaton, warned that the agency will pursue these scammers to the full extent of the law. Those who patronize such services, however, are going to be held equally liable.

Gusto lang po natin paalalahanan ang ating mga kababayan na hindi lang ito yung kaso ng paggamit ng pekeng driver's license, ultimo po yung subscriber natin or yung tumatangkilik dito [sa fixers] can also be held liable

[We would like to remind the public that this is not just about using fake driver’s licenses but also those patronizing these fixers can be held liable],” said Atty. Abaton.

How to report fixers

The LTO, through technology, has made reporting anomalies faster and more convenient for the public. Through the agency’s CITISEND app, the public can report fixers, traffic violators, and anything that concerns the LTO like early cutoff times and inefficient services.

All the public need to do is download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, one must create a username and password to log in. From there, you can upload a photo or video of a traffic violator, relevant information about a lost or stolen vehicle, and much more.

The information on the app will then go directly to the LTO’s C3 for proper disposition and action.

Besides the CITISEND app, the public may also reach C3 by dialing 1-342-LTO (1-342-586). We have once again tried contacting this number and after just two rings, an operator answered the call.

So next time you want to report an erring motorist or anything that concerns the LTO, help the authorities make our roads safer by contacting C3.