JPJ to start star rating system for driving schools


The Road Transport Department (JPJ) is set to introduce a star rating system for all 205 driving schools nationwide in November, Bernama reports.

“Driving schools which offer the best services will get five stars, followed by four stars and so on,” JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said, adding that five-starred driving schools will be given incentives like the ability to process driving licences.

All driving schools nationwide have upgraded their driving circuits to conform with guidelines set in the new driving curriculum introduced in September 2014, he said.

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While most dream of the future, Jonathan Tan dreams of the past, although he's never been there. Fantasises much too often about cruising down Treacher Road (Jalan Sultan Ismail) in a Triumph Stag that actually works, and hopes this stint here will snap him back to present reality.



  • 4G63T DSM on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Rather pointless when Driving Schools still teach outdated and non-comprehensive programs.

    As if we don’t know that “star ratings” can be “bought”.

    I used to teach advanced driving/track/safety and can see just how big the knowledge/skill gap of being able to pass a driving test to properly operate a vehicle, especially in adverse conditions. And my “students” are graduates of a far more substantial drivers training program overseas.

    Here, drivers are clueless even on 4 way junction stops or when there are broken traffic lights.

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    • Low Budget on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      JPJ do actually needs star rating for their employees, specifically the car testers. More students fail the more stars for the tester, less students fail, less stars for the testers, Why?
      Because less students passed, means very little Kopi-O Money.

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  • transformer on Jun 17, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    another way for earn side income…. “menabung” until can buy diamond ring

    why not let rakyat rate on road(stretch of road) on road condition, road hazard, blind spot and others… see whats local town council or JKR will do to improve road safety…

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  • JustRemovedPSticker on Jun 17, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    What is the point of Star System anyway?
    Aren’t all driving schools supposed to give the same service?

    See those cyberjaya buses?
    one star safety rating, still on the road…

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  • p rider on Jun 18, 2015 at 11:01 am

    what is the function by doing so? still Malaysian wanted the lowest fee to get their license. 4 star not promise you to have license even fail on bukit. shame jpj!

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