Travelling 50KM to Renew a Driving License

The day has come that it’s time for me to renew my driving license. But the funny thing was, I almost forget about it and it was only four days ago that it came back to my attention when we pass-by the traffic police department on our way home to pick-up some groceries.

We actually went out earlier on that day to bring our son to theme park so he could see a different place from time to time and not to feel being caged in the house. I believe that he enjoyed his day at the theme park and in the cornice even for just a short time and I will be making a post of it too.

Anyway, I went to the traffic department today at past eight in the morning so I will have enough time to process before it expires on 28 February. I drove almost 50 kilometers (both ways) from our house and took me almost 30 minutes to arrive in the nearest traffic department. The good thing is that, it only took me 10 minutes or so to finish the renewal process of my driving license. That’s how fast it was despite having two persons who are ahead of me in the queue. It is one of my most efficient government transactions that I have ever experienced.

I could still remember the time when I renewed our car’s insurance and registration, June of last year. And just like today, the time that I spent travelling is much longer than the time I spent in the renewal process. It just shows how efficient and organized the system in place and I believe that they should receive a commendation for a job well done. And I also believe that if one department is efficient in their own transactions then it will have a domino effect to the others.

How I wish this can be done or will happen in the Philippines.

12 thoughts on “Travelling 50KM to Renew a Driving License

  1. San Josenyong Gala

    Yup, that’s right. All government offices should be efficient so that there would be no time wasted, both of the office and the people they should be serving.

    I share your wish sir. Sana, maging ganyan din sa Pilipinas…

  2. Wanderer Juan

    I find that quite a hassle, traveling 50 kilometers just to renew a license, but if you have to do it, you should.

  3. RonLeyba

    Happens to me as well when I accompany my daughter and wife to apply for and renew their passport. Long hours of travel but minimal time in terms of paper processing. I can say that government services are improving.

  4. Francis Balgos

    How I wish this could be all the same for all the govnt agencies and offices who processes legal papers.
    If people are doing thier job right, in the correct discipline and all honesty, we would fare better

  5. papaleng

    Ah, hoping that this easy and fast transactions be seen in the Philippines. But, I was at NBI head office last month and I was so surprised that mabilis na ang service nila. It took me 3 hours lang to get an NBI clearance.

  6. Gil Camporazo

    The service is very commendable. I do admire that kind of fast service you have had with your car license renewal.

  7. Ellen

    Aside from the fast service in renewal of driver’s license I also wish that here in Manila we could also experience the 30 minutes travel drive of 50 kilometers distance.

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