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Category: Awareness

Does the LTO give licenses to deaf drivers? (A Road Safety Issue*)

The Land Transportation Office or LTO does give driver’s licenses to deaf drivers and to all other persons with disabilities who want and are able to drive motor vehicles. This was confirmed to us LTO licensing section’s Irene Mortel via a phone conversation at 3:30 PM, October 5, 2018.

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The many distractions of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (part 1*)

Have you ever danced to Drake” “In My Feelings” for the Kiki Challenge? If you have, you might have just broken the law.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) issued an advisory for those who are planning to join the #kikichallenge, or those dancing to the tune of Drakes hit song “In My Feelings”. In their advisory, the DOTr reiterated that violators of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act will be charged with reckless driving, possible revocation of driver’s license and a fine of a minimum of P5,000 to a maximum of P15,000. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act prohibits the use of cellphones and smartphones while driving.

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Robotic Surgery for PWD patients

Many Pinoys with disabilities are already burdened with having to take so much maintenance medication that their livers and kidneys become weaker over time. If the need arises, later in life, for surgery or any invasive procedure, the PWD’s body will not heal as fast. Possibly, the PWD patient may not even benefit from the surgery as the healing process may be compromised.

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