A new myLesen programme will commence at the beginning of September to assist motorcyclists currently without a valid licence in attaining the proper documents they require, Bernama reports.

According to the director-general of the Road Transport Department (JPJ), Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad, the programme will kick off in the Klang Valley from September onwards to assist some 3.6 million riders without a valid licence – it was reported that a majority of the riders are teenagers.

“Through operations that had been carried out, we have detected various traffic offences such as not having a valid driving licence committed by motorcylists, mainly teens,” he said, “So we are introducing this programme to help about 3.6 million people who should be having the licence,” the director-general added.

It will teach motorcyclists safe riding techniques and the traffic laws before they can be granted with a proper licence. The programme fees are expected to cost less than existing rates, and it’s also aimed at ensuring that the riders are protected by insurance coverage. The programme is part of efforts to reduce accident rates according to the director-general.