The Road Transport Department (JPJ) says it will closely monitor driving institutes to ensure they adhere to the determined pricing of driving courses, doing so via the driving school licensing committee (JKPIM), Bernama reports.

According to JPJ deputy director-general (operations) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman, the ceiling prices for driving licenses in the country were fixed, and any difference or higher price than that prescribed are due to additional charges imposed by an institution.

“The ceiling price for a B2 motorcycle license is RM350, while that for B is RM900. A driving course for manual transmission vehicles (D) is RM1,150, while for automatic transmission vehicles (DA) it is RM1,250,” he stated.

Driving institutions cannot charge more than the fixed prices, but based on our monitoring there have been additional charges imposed by institutes,” he said. Wan Ahmad Uzir said that sometimes, additional charges by a driving institution when it has to perform extra services such as transportation, but any additional charges have to be detailed by the driving school.

He said consumers were entitled to lodge a complaint if they felt that the additional charges imposed were irrelevant, and that action can be taken against driving institutes if they overcharge consumers.