Is An Eye Test Required To Get a Driving License?

Is an eye test required to get a driving license in Malaysia?

The answer is No!

But one has to possess good vision, nevertheless.

When sitting for the Highway Code exam, potential candidates face an 8 question “Colour Blind Test”. Fail it, and your problems then begins.

Drivers and riders face many eye problems, amongst them “astigmatism” where the eye is splitting lights and short sightedness.

Older drivers nowadays may have cataract problems. What is cataract problem anyway?

As one gets on with age, our vision or our ability to see, deteriorate. A well known eye centre explains cataract condition as being an aging eye condition.

The cornea or lens of our eyes become blur. Vision then becomes poor.

If a driver is affected by the above eye condition, it is best to get immediate medical attention.

Today eye medical centres such as the Hussien Onn Medical Centre, the Selayang Hospital, Sunway Medical etc are places where one can easily seek help for cataract problems.

But is the public aware that in Klang, the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah General Hospital is rather well known nowadays for its eye operation services to the residents of the royal town of Klang and its surrounding areas?

I recently underwent a cataract eye operation at the Wad Mata or Eye Ward of the above mentioned hospital.

To be fair, I have nothing but praises all round for the services provided. The nurses, the eye specialist and everyone concerned should be commended.

Bravo, I should say!

On the 15th January 2016, I will have another appointment with the Indian lady eye specialist at the Tengku Ampuan General Hospital. After that if everything goes well, the doctor will then set the date to remove the stitches of the said operation.

To end this short article on my cataract episode, I have however to make one pertinent complaint about the Klang General Hospital though. The Wad Mata is far too cold…for me anyway.

And my wad colleague, Mr Chia from Pulau Ketam, I’m certain will also share my contention too.

MBPJ & MPK Launched Discount Campaign 2015

I’ve overheard over the radio recently that the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) of the local council of Petaling Jaya, launched its 50% deduction of its summonses or fines campaign.

As far as I am aware, the above authority does give the public this generous offer once in a year. The general public, especially those drivers who have committed traffic offences and have yet settle their outstanding summonses of fines, should take the opportunity to settle their dues soon.

Do run over to MBPJ office in Petaling Jaya to settle you dues immediately. For you information, the discounted 50% offer is valid only for 2 months.

Local council like MBPJ and Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK) and Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) as a matter of fact face problems in the collection of traffic offences. The above councils dislike hauling drivers to courts and such action is best avoided wherever possible.

Yearly discounted rates for the collection of traffic fines benefit both the local councils in question and drivers as a whole. With the economic slowdown currently affecting the nation and the recent implementation of GST, I believe drivers should not allow MBPJ’s offer to go to naught.

Beside MBPJ’s generous offer, yet another local council, the Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK), likewise has also launched its discounted rate offer as well.

In fact, MPK has bettered MBPJ’s offer!

While MBPJ offered only 50% rebate to traffic wrong doers, MPK slashed all fines and summonses to a low RM15.00! The duration for all payments will however last for only 1 months.

So what about it, all drivers of Klang and Selangor as well. Dig into your records. Do you still have old traffic summonses to settle?

If you do, the MPK office is where you can settle the outstanding fines. It is located at the Town Council Building in front of the Dewan Hamzah.

Let me tell you that just a month ago, yours sincerely went to the Town Council Building above to settled an outstanding summons for RM10. It took me less than 15 minutes to end the above predicament.

MBPJ and MPK generous and thoughtful considerations towards drivers should rightfully be accorded the public’s appreciation.

Besides, drivers of both the above mentioned council should be wary of their driving antics and refrain from committing traffic offences in the future.

Drive carefully, the next time around. Let’s ensure no traffic offences are committed wherever possible.

Handling Traffic Summons From Local Council


China’s ambassador to Malaysia, Dr Huang Hui Kang, was given a summons by Wisma Putra recently. Did the ambassador infringe any traffic laws? In reality, he had made a remark which Malaysia regarded as being interfering in our country’s domestic problem.

Speaking about summons, I have also received a traffic summons recently. Who issued me the summons? The local council Majlis Perbandaran Klang (MPK).

Most drivers, including my colleague , Mr Chin, tend to take local councils summons lightly. Chin feels local council summons can be ignored. He contends that no action will be taken by the council. “It’s too troublesome”, he says.

Well, do you believe him?

Your sincerely, takes a different opinion regarding such above summonses.

A driving school instructor, I remind students they should be good and responsible motorists. Upon committing traffic offences, own up. And settle the summonses immediately. Or eventually, you’ll be hauled to court. You may be even be blacklisted too.

Before continuing further, can we be issued a summons by the local council people? Yes, they can!

The Perintah Perangkutan Jalan (Peruntukan Tempat Letak Kereta Majlis Perbandaran Klang 2007, the MPK is empowered to take action against traffic violators.

To clarify further, no one is permitted to park a motorized vehicle or to cause such a vehicle to be parked or its drivers wait at locations or buildings, roads and road shoulders except in places of parking duly designated by the authorities.

The local council summoning me therefore legal. My summons compound on 24th September 2015 was correctly made by the MPK.

The above summons did contain a few things, which ideally reader should be made aware of.

How did I end up being issued a summon in Eng Ann housing estate in the first place? Unbelievable, but true.

I was in the vicinity of Alliance Bank and 888 Restaurant last week. As usual, it was hard to find a parking space that eventful morning.

Because no police officers or local council officers had been seen in the vicinity of Eng Ann housing estate quite some time now, I went on to make a rash mistake. I drove my car to an open empty area, an island you can term it and parked my car therein.

On coming back to my vehicle half and hour later, I found a local council summons on my windscreen. Close scrutiny of the summons revealed I had been served with a RM50 fine for my offence.

Luckily, MPK was then in the process of giving a 3 day offer of RM10 if summons were settled immediately.

By twelve that morning, I was at the office of the local council, settling the above mentioned summons.

Hope readers of this post will take note of what has been revealed here, to avoid similar things happening again.