JPJ: No action will be taken on two million Malaysians with expired road tax, driving licences until MCO is over

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid.

PUTRAJAYA: No action will be taken against the more than two million Malaysians whose driving licences and road tax have expired since the movement control order (MCO) was enforced, said Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid.

"Since March 18 and as of June 14, a total of 2,119,653 road tax and 2,184,508 driving licences are yet to be renewed.

"However, JPJ will not take action as they (drivers and vehicle owners) are exempted from renewing their driving licences and road tax under the MCO period," he told a press conference on Wednesday (June 17).

He said the exemption for those whose road tax and driving licences had expired would last as long as the recovery MCO was in effect until Aug 31.

However, the affected drivers must have valid insurance while on the road, said Shaharuddin.

"We urge those whose road tax and driving licences have expired to renew.

"This is because enforcement will resume once the MCO ends and if there are no further extensions," he said.

He added that there were 855 JPJ counters nationwide open seven days a week to allow members of the public to renew their driving licences and road tax.

He also said members of the public would be able to renew their road tax online via mySikap and get it delivered to their homes by Pos Malaysia beginning July 1.

Shaharuddin said JPJ would continue to take action against other traffic offences such as speeding, using mobile phones when driving, using the emergency lanes and not wearing seat belts.

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