The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will require all drivers who want to drive public utility vehicles (PUVs) to undergo free training under a so-called Driver’s Academy.
This includes drivers who already have professional driver’s licenses.
Those who are already driving PUVs will be instructed to take an examination.
The exam will be conducted every year.
The LTFRB will also order PUV operators to mandate their drivers to secure IDs from the academy after the training.
Included in the training are the policies of the LTFRB.
LTFRB Spokesperson Aileen Lizada says, “we have to put discipline on the road by letting the drivers know kung ano ba talaga ang patakaran (what are really the rules).”
Lizada adds, those who will go through training will pay a minimal fee for Identification Cards (IDs).
The program will cover all PUV drivers across the country.