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Government Wants All Driver’s License Holders To Retake Exams On 2018

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One of the biggest, if not THE biggest cause of the terrible traffic in Manila is lack of discipline and knowledge of road rules. Because of the extremely lax enforcement of driving exams in the past years, everybody and their dog can and probably have managed to get a driver’s license in this country, which is obviously not a good thing for traffic.

The government has finally identified the problem and law makers are now looking into making a new law that would compel everybody who now has a driver license to retake the exam.

Magkakaroon ng retesting, libre, walang bayad, sasaluhin ng ating gobyerno. And then, kung halimbawa kung inaaplayan mo ay motorsiklo, motorsiklo ka lang hindi yang may lisensya ka ng non-pro o pro yung mga ten wheeler nagagamit nyo,” according to Committee on Transportation Chairman Rep. Cesar Sarmiento.

Ang pagkakaroon ng driver’s license ay sang pribelehiyo, kina kailangan na maipakita natin na karapatdapat pa rin tayong tumangan at gumamit ng driver’s license,” DOTC USec. Raoul Creencia adds.

For professional drivers licenses, new requirements like TESDA certification will also be required.

Anybody who drives a car to and from work probably have seen the chaos that uneducated drivers make on the road. We’ve written about this before, and one of our suggestions was to give drivers a refresher course on road rules and regulations, like not blocking intersections when you have nowhere to go.

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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18 Comments

  1. Nice move pero sigurado haharangin ito ng mga pasaway na drivers. Ok lang sakin ang mag retake ng driver’s exam,. Written, practical or both?

    1. Pati mga hindi na road worthy na mga sasakyan dapt ipagbawal na (ex. Mga gulong na upod, walang headlight at higit sa lahat yung mga smoke belchers)

    1. Agree!strong implementation of traffic rules is the key!ung mahuli di tanggalan ng license..kesa magexam p lahat…mas mabilis kung huhulihin ung pasaway less hassle sa mga matitinong driver,more fine more traffic enforcer..kung walang maayos na rules useless n mgexam dahil d mo maiiwasan n ugali ng tao na pagwala parusa or rules to follow,tamang bahala na lang since wala nmn sila nilalabag n batas at di sila mahuhuli..isip dn sana mga nsa kinauukulan at di basta gawa na lang ng kung anu anu,mgisip muna

      1. Maganda din ang panukala mo kapatid. The government can consider that. Pero ikunsider mo din na nag-iisip din ang kinauukulan. Meron silang naisip na hindi mo naisip at meron kang naisip na hindi nila naisip. Hindi ibig sabihin na naisip mo at hindi nila naisip ay hindi na sila nag-iisip agad. Salamat po.

  2. Okay etong move na eto for all drivers!!!!… Sana pag isipan ren nila taasan lahat ng penalty sigurado ako lahat susunod dahil mataas ang penalty pag nahuli ka or lumabag ka sa batas trapiko….. Sigurado ako mag dadalawang isip mga yan na lumabag pa…. kagaya ng mga pasaway na mga motor .. panay counterflow… pag mataas penalty susunod mga lokolokong drivers!!!! Hope they consider this move as well.

  3. I hope this will a venue of change in the transport system and not an opportunity for corrupt officials to extort money from applicants specially those who couldn’t pass the exams. Fair and strict implementation of guidelines and traffic rules should be implemented.

  4. Hindi naman kaila sa mga driver ang mga rules at regulation sa kalsada. Alam nila iyon kaso ginagawa nila dahil nagmamadali at pinagwawalang bahala kung maka istorbo o maka disgrasya ng iba. Mas epektibo na makulong ang driver na lalabag kesa sa mga multa na ipinapatong. Sigurado iiwas na sa violation ang mga iyan. Kapag multa lang ay hindi gaanong iindahin iyan lalo na mayayaman. Tulad niyong inararo ng kotse iyong motor ng mmda yata iyon. Kahit anong gawin ng mga mmda ay hindi sila pinansin at tinakasan pa sila. Matapos ng 1 day ay napabalitang di na nagsampa ng kaso ang mga mmda dahil inareglo ng may ari ng kotse. Kaya walang saysay iyang panukala kapag nadadaan sa pera ang violation ng driver.

  5. Para sa akin ang di natutuunan talaga ng pansin eh yung law enforcement. Kung talagang mahigpit sa daan, lahat mapipilitang sumunod. Ang lagay eh yung mga tao di na takot mahuli.

    1. Strongly agree with enforcement! Sa subic, walang mga pulis sa intersection pero lahat ng mga sasakyan humihinto at nagbibigay sa may right of way. Takot kasi ang mga tao na mahuli dahil well enforced ang batas doon.

  6. I would start with the Number-Plates. Some vehicles dont have any. Others are unreadable. How can you picture the plate to fine someone?
    And it is obviously nonsense to see plates with “FOR REGISTRATION”
    Seriously!

  7. well the exam is a good gesture, pero it doesn’t make enough sense. sabihin na natin marunong ka sa exam, bookish ka, memorize mo lahat ng sagot. pero sa actual walang alam. it’s like on paper you know the dos and don’t of driving kasi you know the teacher/professor/proctor will fail you if you don’t do good. But in the real world if there are no marshalls/police/traffic enforcer to catch you, who would even follow, so my answer is no, the exams do not resolve anything. They should put CCTV and traffic enforcement to the max. with 0 tolerance to violators.

  8. people would simply behave well during the exam. then revert to their usual shitty driving when back in the real world.

    wouldn’t make any difference. parang psychological exam lang yan, so easy to cheat to pass!

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