Dr Wee: No action for driving with expired licence

Royal audience: Dr Wee briefing the King on the latest developments and progress in transportation projects in Malaysia.

PETALING JAYA: Private vehicle owners with an expired driving licence can still drive during the movement control order period, provided the vehicle’s insurance is still valid, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

This was similar to an exemption granted from March 25 to Sept 20 for those whose driving licences had expired during the earlier MCO period.

“To alleviate public concern regarding the expiration of their licences and to comply with protocols to prevent crowding in public places, the ministry will reintroduce the exemption.

“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 yesterday.

He said anyone with an expired driving licence could still use their vehicles on condition that there was valid insurance coverage.

Holders of expired LKM and CDL licences, he added, must renew their licences within 30 days after the exemption period, which is April 30.

Dr Wee noted that the exemption did not apply to holders of the goods driving licence and the public service vehicle licence, as their renewal services are permitted under the essential services law during the pandemic.

“Renewal for these services can be done at all Road Transport Departments, Land Public Transport Agency as well as Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board offices in Sabah and Sarawak throughout the MCO period.

“All Puspakom inspection centres are also open for the relevant services, ” he said, adding that motorists should stay safe on the road by driving responsibly and complying with all travel SOP.

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