THE first and only drive-thru vehicle registration renewal in the Visayas has served more than 2,000 motorists in its first month of operations.
Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Central Visayas's drive-thru registration renewal, which is located in its MVIC Complex in Subangdaku, Mandaue City, has renewed 1,113 motor vehicles and 1,299 motorcycle registrations as of Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
Victor Emmanuel Caindec, LTO-Central Visayas director, said the MVIC drive-thru facility for the vehicle registration renewal started last July 6, the same month the Mandaue City Council passed a resolution allowing the drive-thru system in the City.
He said the system originated in Davao City. "We are very happy with the outcome of our MVIC drive-thru especially on its first month."
He also said this system is very timely especially with the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Mandaue City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, who authored the resolution allowing the drive-thru system, said it helps avoid fixing and minimize red tape.
In less than an hour, motorists can get their certificate of registrations without going out of their vehicles, Caindec said.
"One vehicle will (only need) 45 to 50 minutes of processing. Due to the slower Internet connection in the past few days, we are averaging at least one hour now. But average transactions per day has reached 150," said Caindec.
He noted, however, that the system is only applicable to the renewing vehicle registration and not for new vehicle registrations.
Caindec also urged all vehicle owners who were given an extension for the validity of their registration following the pandemic to avail themselves of the service.
Vehicle owners should bring a clear copy of their certificate of registration and official receipt, insurance certificate of cover, emission test result, and stencils of chassis number and engine number.
The MVIC drive-thru facility in Mandaue City operates from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (WBS with PR)