Tugade wants to compress LTO exams in the hopes of eradicating fixers

Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief, Atty. Jayart Tugade, is planning the possibility of shortening the exams so that applicants will no longer seek the assistance of illegal fixers.

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According to a recent announcement by LTO, Tugade admits that the long and tedious process of the agency has forced many driver’s license applicants to patronize fixers. Because of this, he has instructed the agency to form a committee to study the possibility of shortening the mandatory examination for new driver’s licenses, conductor’s licenses, non-pro to pro and additional license code applicants.

“The instruction I gave to our committee was to compress the exam. This exam reportedly takes about an hour. The agency is now studying how to shorten the exam. I believe that by reducing the exam duration, our applicants will not seek out fixers and will opt to take the exam themselves,” said Tugade.

Besides shortening the exams and their duration, the committee has also been instructed to look into customizing the exams that are tailor-fit to an applicant’s driver’s license classification or license code.