JPJ says renew driving licences before June 30 or take test again

PUTRAJAYA: Vehicle owners holding Malaysian driving licences, who have been given an extension of validity period and whose licence had expired from Jan 13, 2021, must renew their licences before June 30 so that they do not have to retake the driving test, says Datuk Zailani Hashim.

The Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general said the deadline involves those with learners’ driving licences, provisional driving licences, competent driving licences and vocational driving licences through the exemption under Rule 19 of the Motor Vehicle Rules (Drivers’ Licence) 1992, he said.

He said the extension was granted following the implementation of the first phase of the Movement Control Order 3.0 from June 1, 2021, adding that the announcement of the exemption was made by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on Oct 14, 2021.

He urged driving licence holders to renew their licence immediately before the June 30 deadline to avoid having to retake the driving test, as stipulated under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) and Motor Vehicle Rules (Drivers’ Licence) 1992.

According to JPJ’s database, as of June 22, the number of learners' licence holders who have yet to renew their licences is 904,081 people, 14,216 (provisional licence), 197,030 (competent driving licence) and 89,809 (vocational). - Bernama

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