PETALING JAYA: Private vehicle owners with an expired driving licence can still drive their vehicle during the movement control order, provided that the vehicle’s insurance is still valid, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
The Transport Minister said a similar exemption from March 25 to Sept 20 last year will be granted for drivers whose driving licence are expiring during the MCO.
“To alleviate public concerns regarding the expiration of their licences and to comply with the health standard operating procedures to prevent crowding in public places, the ministry will reintroduce the exemption in response to the first MCO.
“I have granted exemptions to all private vehicle owners from renewing their Motor Vehicle Licences (LKM) and Competent Driving Licences (CDL) from Feb 1 to March 31, ” he said in a statement on Friday (Jan 29).
He said that anyone who has an expired driving licence can still use their vehicles, on the condition that the vehicle has valid insurance coverage.
Holders of expired LKM and CDL license, he added, must renew their license within 30 days after the exemption period which is until April 30.
Dr Wee noted that the exemption does not apply to holders of the goods driving licence (GDL) and the public service vehicle (PSV) licence, as their renewal services are permitted under the essential services law during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Renewal for these services can be done at all Road Transport Department (JPJ), the Land Public Transport Agency (Apad), the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) offices in Sabah and Sarawak throughout the MCO period.
“All Puspakom inspection centres are also open for the relevant services, ” he said, adding that members of the public should stay safe on the roads by driving responsibly and complying with all travel SOPs.