KUALA LUMPUR: The road tax for over 3.78 million vehicles nationwide has yet to be renewed, says the Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Its deputy director general (strategy and operations) Aedy Fadly Ramli (pic) said based on statistics compiled on Nov 15, a total of 3,784,042 people have yet to renew the road tax for their vehicles.
"They have until Dec 31 to do so, but we advise them to do it quickly and not to wait until the last minute to do so," said Aedy.
"We estimate that there will be a rush to renew licenses and road tax in the last few days of Dec," he added when speaking to reporters after attending a joint operation at the Sungai Besi toll plaza on Friday (Nov 26).
He said his Department would open additional counters on the weekends beginning this week until the end of the year.
"We decided to have these counters available especially to make it easier for those who wanted to come and renew their road tax," said Aedy.
"There is a grace period until Dec 31 for those who have yet to renew their licenses and road tax as announced by the government," he added.
Aedy then said that if the government does not announce an extension to the grace period, the necessary action will be taken against those who do not have their licences and road tax renewed come Jan 1,2022.
On the joint operation on Friday (Nov 26) night, he said a total of 3,210 vehicles were checked and 596 summonses were issued for various offences.
"The operations comprised 188 JPJ personnel as well as Police Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, Department of Environment, National Anti Drug Agency and Immigration Department.
The 596 summonses issued included for not having vehicle insurance(88), technical and illegal modifications(34), tinting offences (174), and license plate offences(97)," he said.