Overtake on a double-lined road and cause an accident resulting in death? Up to 10 years in jail, RM50k fine

Overtake on a double-lined road and cause an accident resulting in death? Up to 10 years in jail, RM50k fine

Overtaking on a on a double-lined road is dangerous act and can land you in big trouble should there be an accident resulting in death. According to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), action can be taken under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2020, which is causing death by to reckless or dangerous driving.

If convicted, the driver can be imprisoned for up to 10 years (minimum five years) as well as be fined not less than RM20,000 and not more than RM50,000. Additionally, the driver can also be disqualified from holding a driver’s licence for a period of five years.

In the case of a second or subsequent conviction can face imprisonment with a term of not less than 10 years and not more than 15 years, plus a fine of not less than RM50,000 and not more than one RM100,000.

It should be noted that the punishment is a lot more severe than before. Prior to the amendment to the Road Transport Act, those who were convicted can be imprisoned for a term of up to 10 years (minimum two years) and be fined not less than RM5,000 and not more than RM20,000.

We’ve reported on plenty of cases of drivers overtaking on a double-lined road before, with some nearly resulting in a head-on collision. Put simply, don’t do it. It is not worth the risk and the reckless act puts other motorists in danger.

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Comments

  • how about 5 years per death!? that will be more appropriate

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  • 10 years only? 50k only?

    Dei causing death weh bongok. Kasi at least 30 years and 300k la

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    • 4G63T DSM on Nov 25, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      You see a lot of then still do it. Worst if the opposite lane is a motorcyclist. Expect the motorcyclist to give way.

      I frequent the old truck road near KKB. It’s double line, yet still many overtake. Once I had to swerve to the e lane to avoid one such driver.

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  • 4G63T DSM on Nov 25, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    What if the driver of the offending driver also die?

    Insurance double payout to victim ah?

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  • Just dont on Nov 26, 2022 at 7:33 am

    In between “In the event of an accident” and ”if convicted” and “second conviction”, no one’s gonna get convicted in such a clusterfuck nested ifs. You can’t even catch motorist constantly on the phone driving like zombies.

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  • Kea Was on Nov 29, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    What happens if it was caused by the Police forces themselves which was documented earlier?

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