The MyLesen programme, which came into effect last month, has registered a total of 20,000 motorcyclists so far. Despite the fee reduction to obtain a motorcycle license (from RM350 to RM299), the response for the pilot programme hasn’t quite met the Road Transport Department’s (JPJ) target, The Star reports.

Prior to this, it was reported that the programme was to assist some 3.35 million riders without a valid license. The department’s director general Datuk Ismail Ahmad said that it had “targeted to reach out to youths aged 16 years and above, but probably they are busy with their final or SPM examinations as the year is coming to an end.”

He however had hopes that the response would improve gradually. “We are confident of gaining more participants next time around, as the programme will be held continuously in efforts to ensure all motorists possess a valid licence,” he said.

On another note, a total of 195 driving institutes have since signed the Corporate Integrity Pledge (CIP), according to Ahmad. All 205 driving institutes nationwide are expected to sign the pledge to ensure that drivers-to-be are properly educated on road rules as well as to tackle corruption.