LTO Region 7 pilot tests drive through registration system

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region 7 has reported that they have successfully tested a program that could make the vehicle registration renewal process faster and more efficient, much like a fast-food drive-through counter.

The LTO-7 Drive Thru Vehicle Registration Renewal Center, which is located at the MVIC Complex in Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu, was able to accommodate 1,113 vehicles and 1,299 motorcycles in just one month of operations, starting on July 6, 2020.

On average, the new facility is able to finish the registration process of about 8 motorcycles and 5 vehicles per hour. That means a motorcycle’s registration renewal process is completed every 8 minutes, while a car’s registration renewal is completed every 12 minutes. This is a far cry from the usual 1 hour (or more) that vehicle owners have to spend on average at the LTO.

For the system to work, vehicle owners should already have a clear copy of the vehicle certificate of registration and official receipt (OR/CR) with them, insurance certificate of coverage, emission test result, and stencils of chassis number and engine number.

The LTO has also noted that the new facility is strictly for vehicle registration renewal only.

This Drive-Through Registration Renewal is part of the LTO's mandate of adapting to the new normal wherein public health and safety protocols are being practiced, as well as minimizing or completely getting rid of fixers and red tape in the agency.