The government has said that all 210 driving schools nationwide will have to adopt the online registration system for driving licence courses by 2018. The mandatory move is to avoid any possible price manipulation during pre-registration by new applicants, Bernama reports.

Deputy transport minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi said that driving schools will also have to upload rates of its available courses, without any hidden charges. He said that the online registration system will ensure that the arrangement and payment will be transparent as it is recorded.

“With this, new applicants will have the option to choose any driving school and will not be overcharged by agents who act as middlemen. This follows complaints that would be drivers are charged up to RM2,000 although the ceiling prices for a driving licence course is RM1,150 for a manual and RM1,250 for an automatic car,” he told reporters.

He added that 57 driving schools have thus far adopted the online registration system, which comes with a MS ISO 9000 certification standard.