LTO Driver’s License Restrictions and Conditions

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It is very important to know what type of vehicle a driver can operate. Ignoring this and driving a vehicle which is not indicated in a driver’s license, a license holder may face charges and penalties. Restriction codes are assigned based on the type and gross vehicle weight (G V W) of vehicle a driver can operate. For non-professional driver’s license, 1, 2 and 4 are only allowed, otherwise, all restriction codes are allowed for professional driver’s license. Here’s the list of restriction codes from 1 to 8:

Restriction Codes based on Gross Vehicle Weight (G V W):

  1. Motorcycles/Motorized Tricycles
  2. Vehicle up to 4500 kg. G V W
  3. Vehicle above 4500 kg. G V W
  4. Automatic Clutch up to 4500 G V W
  5. Automatic Clutch above 4500 kg. G V W
  6. Articulated Vehicle 1600 kg. G V W & below
  7. Articulated Vehicle 1601 kg. up to 4500 G V W
  8. Articulated Vehicle 4501 kg. and above G V W

Note: If you failed the actual/practical exam on a specific restriction code, for example 2 – for vehicle up to 4500 kg. G V W, and you applied for 1 and 2, 1 will only be printed on your driver’s license which means you can only drive with a restriction 1 – motorcycles/motorized tricycles.

Gross Vehicle Weight (G V W) is the overall weight of a vehicle as specified by the vehicle manufacturer which includes vehicle’s engine, chassis, body, fluids, fuel, accessories, driver, passengers and other loads.

Conditions:

Aside from restriction code, conditions applies on an applicant to be assessed during the application process if he/she is capable of driving or operating a vehicle safely. For example, if an applicant has a vision impairment, he/she needs to wear eyeglasses (condition A) while operating a vehicle. Here’s the list of conditions from A to E:

A. Wear eyeglasses

B. Drive only with special equipment for upper limbs

C. Drive only with special equipment for lower limbs

D. Daylight driving only

E. Accompanied by a person with normal hearing

Note: Special equipment of an applicant shall be assessed by the LTO licensing evaluator during the application process if it fits the applicant with the vehicle to be used.

Prior to the application process, if you have a vision impairment, bring an eye glasses to avoid hassle in medical exam. Be sure to drive a vehicle according to your license type, driving restrictions and conditions. A good driver means a law-abiding citizen.

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Discussion

  1. Neo abdon

    My drivers license restriction is 4,and i wanted to change or add restriction 2.how or what will i do?

    1. LTO Exam

      An additional restriction is necessary, it’s like applying for a new license (Non-professional License), except for having a student permit. You’ll need to provide your previous license with the restriction code 4.

      1. manny carlos

        Good day!
        Can a restriction 2 code drive an automatic transmission car?

      2. Jayvee

        Hello LTO do you a reviewer for adding a restriction code,?

      3. Caezar Cortes

        My drivers restriction code is 1and 2, is it ok for me to drive an automatic and manual transmission vehicle up to 4500 kg.?

    2. Jerome

      My restriction code is 1 and 4 , i want to know what kind or example of vehicle can i drive under restriction code #4

  2. DEREK

    I’m curious. My restriction code are 1 and 2. Can I drive both manual and automatic 4 wheel? Thank you.

  3. DEREK

    I’m curious. My restriction code are 1 and 2. Can I drive both manual and automatic 4 wheels? Thanks for answering

  4. Anon

    Are the conditions based on the medical exam only? Also can you get rid of a condition?

  5. Elhoisa

    I just get my temporary license today but only RC2 and I want to add RC1, but lto said that I can only have an addition RC1 after 1 year. Why? Is it true? Thanks.

  6. Dennis ramos

    Pede po kumuha ng pro drivers license tapos po ang restriction 1 lang po ang ilalagay..

  7. Mhadz

    What if my restriction code is 2…and what if i want to drive a motorcycle?…is that ok?..

  8. Jojo

    I have temporary license receipt issued by lto. There is no available plastic when I renewed my license.
    Could I process my plastic ID to any LTO branch?

  9. Lorenzo Angelo sison

    Difference between restriction 4 and 2 ?

  10. Franklin

    how to upgrade my restriction 1 to restriction 4? i have wigo AT

  11. Ascrate Jermie

    Sir madam pano po ba kung expre na yun liesince ko 5years

  12. Rian Mark Palafox

    Im a professional drivers license holder for 18 years my restriction codes are 1,2 but I need 3 restriction code,what are the requirements

  13. Kenneth

    Pwd ba mag drive ang pro license holder rc 1.2 ng automatic vehicles

  14. Michele

    Hi! Planning to drive in Japan when we visit. We will be renting a toyota hi ace which is 10 seater, apparently we need an international driving permit with Class D stamp to be able to drive a 10 seater van. What is the equivalent in Philippine lisence to be able to get such D authorization stamp?

  15. Franz tabangay

    If your restriction is 2 you are you allowed to drive a 4 or Automatic vehicle?

  16. rixky

    Question: if I have a restriction code 2, can I drive both automatic and manual transmission?

    I was apprehended because the traffice enforcer told me that reatriction 4 instead of2 should be indicated on my license so that I could drive an A/T.

    My understandingbos code 2 refer to M/T and A/T while code 4 is for A/T only

  17. Arvin

    Is 6wheeler vehicle with GVW 4500 can operate of profesional RC: 12?!

  18. wilfredo lesaguis jr.

    my driver’s license restriction 1,2 only,and I want to drive an automatic transmission is good for my license or not.

  19. Renato ricalde

    My license restriction code is 1 and 2 can i drive automatic vichle like car

  20. Jun

    If restriction 2, we can drive manual or automatic transmission while restriction 4 only for auto. Transmission? Is this correct sir

  21. perc

    Do you have list of clinic that is accredited by the LTO

  22. Anna Norwina Tan

    My husband’s restrictions no. Is 2 3..how to apply to add 8 on its restrictions no.?

  23. Topz

    May license restriction code 2 ako. pero gusto ko magdrive ng manual. kelangan ba magpadagdag ng restriction 4.

  24. jack

    I have non-professional driver’s license, am I allowed to drive company owned vehicle if I am authorized by the company to do so?

  25. Sherwin Gomez

    Hi, i would like to ask my non-professional drivers license restriction is 1 and 2. Am i allowed to drive automatic vehicle?

  26. Japoy Chua

    My wife has a license with restriction1, she wanted to renew her license which has been wxpired for more than 5yrs but only needed restriction2, is it possible tp renew/add retriction2 it leaving the restriction1?

  27. Jonathan

    I have condition letter D. Can you help me find a way so I can still drive at night cause the LTO personnel that I talked didn’t have any answer.

  28. Alvin

    Ano conditions for a mild color blind ( mild protan to be specific) ?

  29. Fred Navarro

    My friend has restriction 2, if he will use a car with automatic transmission, he is not allowed because he needs to have restriction 4 or 5?

  30. Menardo

    What does restriction 12 mean into my DL?

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  32. Ashly

    Kelangan pa pi bang mag exam uli pag papalitan ng license kasi po license ko 1 lng pang motor lang if ever na ipagawa ko ng 1&2 para maka drive na ko ng four wheels mag exam pa ba uli ako?

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  36. Kenneth

    Can i drive automatic transmission if my restriction is only 2?

  37. Gerry

    I am a holder of professional drivers license with restriction code 123. Pwede po ba ako magdrive Ng automatic ? Dapat ba na magdagdag ako Ng 4 restriction code? Ty

  38. Ryan

    Sa conditions po kung natickitan ka “no eyeglasses”, magkano po ang tubos ng lisensya kaya

  39. jay

    my friend and I are discussing over restriction code 1,2 and 4. i believe that 1,2 you can drive a motorcycle and a manual transmission car but not an automatic car. you need to have a restiction 4 to drive a AT.

    my friend states with 1,2 you can already drive a motorcycle and either MT or AT car. no need to get a restriction 4. restriction 4 is only for automatic trans but not for MT.

    which of us is correct ?

  40. joven

    recently when i renew my non prof license based on the medical exam i got a new condition letter d for daylight driving only because i am color blind, can i still drive at night? and also if there is a fine, i can still drive at night because my eyes are still on a 20/20 vision and not blurred when i am driving

  41. ROJE GALLARDE

    May code Ang license ko na 1238 … Pero gusto Kung malaman Kung anong petsa at year po ako nag dag dag Ng restricted 8 pls reply Me. L TO

  42. dan mark

    what if i want to upgrade my restriction from restriction 1 to restriction 1 to 2 and but i don’t have a 4 wheeled vehicle to test on? what will i do?

  43. Yang Valdez

    I have a student permit with restriction code 1 only and I want to add code 2 before I apply for a non-pro license. What do I need to do? Do I need to re-apply for a student permit with code 1 and 2 first? Thanks

  44. Mm

    Hi planning to upgrade my license from restriction 1 to restriction 1&2. Do i still need to take the written exam and practical for motorcycle?
    thanks!

  45. MAR MARILAG

    How much will I pay if I want to change my restriction from 1, to 1,2?

  46. Welito Ycong

    My Driver’s Lic. Restriction code is 2, am I allowed to drive an Automatic Transmission car?

  47. Wallen Berg Calulot

    I would like to add up for restriction 3. Since I only have restrictions 1 and 2. What will be the requirements?

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