New 10-year driving licence validity will not impede JPJ enforcement against serious traffic offences: Loke

New 10-year driving licence validity will not impede JPJ enforcement against serious traffic offences: Loke

The recently updated driving licence validity of up to 10 years will not impede the road transport department in carrying out their enforcement duties, transport minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said as reported by The Star.

The statement from the transport minister was in response to a request for comment regarding claims that the new maximum licence validity that is now up to 10 years would pose a challenge in terms of suspending motorists who have committed serious traffic offences.

The road transport department has its own methods of ensuring that motorists who have had their licences suspended by the courts for serious traffic violations, remain prohibited from driving on the public road, the transport minister said. Even if they have had their licences renewed for 10 years, the JPJ will know who the offenders are, and they would be banned from driving as decided by the courts, he continued.

New 10-year driving licence validity will not impede JPJ enforcement against serious traffic offences: Loke

“The JPJ will know who these offenders are as most of the department’s applications have been digitalised. So, there is no such thing as motorists who have accumulated traffic summons for example, [who] will be able to get away if he or she has renewed their licence for 10 years as allowed under a new policy from today,” Loke said at the Seremban state JPJ office according to the report.

The road transport department does not need to state how this would be carried out, as it has its own way of enforcing the law, the transport minister said, adding that the number of people who stand to benefit from the new 10-year policy was “way higher” than the number of serious traffic offenders.

Last week, transport minister Loke announced that the JPJ will begin permitting the renewal of driving licences for a validity period of up to 10 years, or twice the previously allowed duration of five years.

Additionally, renewing for the full 10-year period will require the licence holder to pay for just nine years’ renewal, essentially a 10% discount. The renewal fee is RM30 for each year of validity, therefore the rate for 10 years is RM270.

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  • Ajibkor Madani on May 08, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Ahlokekor..u can collect upfront for 50 years .No one will give a damn.
    The thing that irritates one is the ” lax enforcement” by JPJ.People with a dozen samans r still driving ,like the bugger white Civic driver at genting,that overturned by dangerous premeditated overtaking.
    Tackle the blardy overcrowding at JPJ.
    From Wee Wee to U ,I cant see any improvements.

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  • AZAMIRUDDIN AHMAD on May 09, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Pay RM30 and you are good to drive another year — No re-examination and ‘fit-to-drive test’ for people that have already driven 20-30 years on the road. How JPJ make sure people know how to read road-sign, read road markings, when to use signals, and many more ‘undang-undang jalanraya’?

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    • masteng on May 09, 2023 at 9:23 am

      That’s why there are many who have poor attitude to safe defensive driving & have to be very particular about the crash test ratings of their vehicles so that they have good chances of surviving accidents.

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  • AZAMIRUDDIN AHMAD on May 09, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Yes, saman as always. Government always does reactive action, ‘firefighting action’. Not even try to do proactive and preventive action.

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  • Sohai on May 09, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Have you notice how some of the DAP politicians have gained weight since they came into power in 2008 i.e Anthony Loke, Teng Chang Khim, etc.

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    • hazri on May 09, 2023 at 4:16 pm

      ya same with umno, pas, bersatu, gps also. only rafizi maintains or become slimmer.

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  • Susukotak on May 09, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Kenapa perlu perbaharui lesen tanpa ada sebarang nilai tambah? Semata2 sebagai cara mengumpul sumber duit? Masalah kompetensi boleh baiki dengan penguatkuasaan. Dan sepatutnya telah dinilai semasa ujian pertama mengambil lesen.
    Lebih baik jika digabungkan insurans dengan perbaharui lesen setiap 5 tahun. Jadi setiap pemandu ada perlindungan dan kurangkan kos insurans bagi kenderaan.

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  • hazri on May 09, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    mercedes benz glc plate no P3 has 397 summons amount rm118,700 but still can renew roadtax, driving license, what happened? ni saman dari zaman najib tak bayar lagi.

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