The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has ordered the public – specifically vehicle owners and driving license holders – to update their mailing address with the department in a statement issued yesterday.

The order is based on sub-section 58A (1) Road Transport Act 1987. The sub-section requires every vehicle owner or license holder that changes address to inform the department within two months of the change. Failure to do so, or giving an incomplete or wrong address, is an offence.

The public can update their address at any state JPJ office, branches and UTC locations nationwide for free. Those who have mySIKAP IDs can do so online without having to be present at a JPJ office. JPJ is encouraging the public to apply for mySIKAP IDs to make dealings with the department easier.

This reminder comes after new transport minister Anthony Loke initiated an integrated approach for the Takata airbag inflator recall, which will see the affected carmakers team up with the government to boost response. Earlier this week, Loke announced that JPJ will send out reminders to affected car owners to replace their airbag inflators. Two reminders will be sent out, and should the owner not respond, a summons will be issued. For this to work, addresses must be current.