lesen road tax

Going about with an expired driving licence and lapsed road tax, these were the most common road transport offences committed by Malaysian motorists last year, Bernama reports.

A total of 460,000 summonses for traffic offences were issued by the JPJ in 2013, with more than 80% of these being for the two aforementioned offences, according to JPJ deputy director-general of planning and operations Datuk Yusoff Ayob. The offenders were primarily in the 20- to 40-year-old age group.

The high infraction rate, he said, was largely due to the indifferent attitude adopted by road users. Thus far, only 20% of driving licence holders have opted to synchronise the licence renewal date with their date of birth as a means to never forget the expiry date of one’s driving licence.

He was speaking to reporters after monitoring a JPJ enforcement exercise at the Sungai Besi toll plaza yesterday, in which a total of 716 vehicles were inspected and 123 summonses issued for various offences, including non-conforming vehicle number plates and vehicle window tint.