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Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday April 20, 2014 MYT 8:40:38 AM
ALOR GAJAH: The new category of driving licence for automatic transmission cars is likely to be implemented nationwide in June, said Road Transport Department (JPJ) deputy director-general Datuk Yusoff Ayob.
“We wanted to start in April but due to some procedural issues in printing, we had no choice but to push it to a later date,” Yusoff said at a press conference after launching the One Community One JPJ programme at SJK(C) Pay Chee in Pulau Sebang here yesterday.
Yusoff said the department expected to give out the necessary books and materials for such a licence to all driving schools in May.
He said the move involved a new category of driving licence under Class “D” for automatic transmission vehicles.
It was earlier reported that the licence would cater to the many people who did not obtain a licence because they did not have confidence in driving cars with manual transmission.
Yusoff stressed that those getting a licence to drive automatic cars would not be allowed to drive manual transmission cars.
“However, those holding a licence to drive manual cars can drive automatic cars.
‘’Right now, JPJ officers are undergoing training so that they can efficiently monitor the automatic vehicle driving test according to the new syllabus,’’ he said.
The new category is to be launched together with a new driving school curriculum which will stress on producing courteous and disciplined drivers.
The current curriculum is said to emphasise more on dexterity and comprehension of traffic rules.
Yusoff noted that all procedures in amending relevant rules and regulations to implement the new driving licence had been completed.
Asked if the learning fees for automatic transmission vehicles would be more expensive compared to fees for manual transmission, he said that would be up to the driving schools.
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