How To Check Traffic Summons Online In Malaysia



Do you have outstanding traffic summons?

Recently, Polis Di Raja Malaysia (PDRM) is going out to apprehend traffic offenders in Malaysia who has outstanding traffic summonses. One way of knowing if you have traffic summonses is to check them on MyEg portal.

In this article, I’ll run through 5 easy steps to check for your traffic summonses online.

Step 1

Go to MyEg official web site at www.myeg.com.my.

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Step 2

Next, click on the “Don’t Have an account? Register…” link at the right corner.

Step 3

When you are at the registration page, go ahead and register for an account. Registration is free of charge.

You can register for an individual or a company account. Enter all your personal information and then click on the “Submit” button to continue.

When you’ve done that, you will be getting a confirmation email sent to your email address. Click on the email confirmation link to activate your account.

Step 4

When you are in your MyEg account main page, there are multiple services you can choose from . Click on the “PDRM & Payment” button.

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Step 5

Now, you will be directed to PDRM Summon Service page.

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Next step is to search for your summons. You can do the search using your:

1) IC number

2) Passport

3) Company registration number

4) Vehicle number

Next, enter the security word…just type on the alphabet or number you see on the screen. Click on the “Check Summons” button to proceed.

The search process will take a couple of seconds. If you have outstanding summonses, you will see a listing.

If there is no search results, congratulations, that means you don’t have any traffic summonses.

There you have! 5 easy simple steps to check for your traffic summonses online.

Removing Driving School Vehicle From Active Service



I do not know about other countries’ rules and regulations concerning provision of driving tuition. Does Singapore, England or the United States of America adhere to guidelines pertaining to vehicles being used for driving tuition purposes?

Yours sincerely, is certain that they do.

Gloucester Driving School, a very famous driving establishment in England, incidentally, frequently liases with our blog. And from what I observed, the above Gloucester concern in question seems to possesses a fleet of posh and expensive vehicles that are used to provide tuition to its students.

From it, I assume the Transport Authorities in England must certainly be very strict. They ensure that only well maintained, posh and reliable vehicles are allowed to be used there.

It is without a doubt and also little wonder that English standard s of licenses are renowned to be amongst the world’s highest standards. England must therefore be feeling very proud about this achievement.

Do you know that in Malaysia, the Road Transport Department (RTD) of the Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) commissions the use of Perodua Kancils, Vivas and quite recently Axias for use by the driving school industry?

Our English counterparts seems to use expensive models like Mazda and Ford vehicles for their driving purposes. Hope readers see the difference.

Lest me stray too far away from today’s article in question, permit me to remind readers that the questions or taking steps to insert a vehicle into the driving school industry, in reality either the institutes or driving school these days faces a lot of problems. Permit me to elaborate.


Assuming that a certain model of vehicle, say a Perodua Kancil, passes all the authorities requirements for use. How many people are aware that after that, the vehicle then has to be pasted up with:

a) The establishement’s or driving institutes’ logo, emblem, address etc

b) It is also to be pasted up with the necessary “Ls” or warning logos like “Students On Test”, and “Beware, Learner Drivers” ahead signs as well.

c) Vehicles are then sent to specialists who have the expertise to install our driving school or institutes vehicles with brakes on the left hand side of the vehicle.

Eventually, the instructor now have access to a 2nd set of footbrakes on his side. It therefore makes is much safer for both the student receiving tuition and the instructor dishing out the instruction.

Installing this second set of brakes takes time and of course money. It is estimated that some RM300 – RM500 is required for this purpose. Well, you might not believe it, but what I am telling you is the truth.

Anyway, to cut the long story short, the Malaysian driving schools or institutes are reputed to be the only ones in the world to possess 2 set of footbrakes in all its vehicles.

My former driving instructor, Mr. Tiew Hock Lai, whom I met very recently at 2015 Wesak Day celebrations at the Buddhist Temple in Langat Road, once upon a time told me England, he says, has cars used for driving purposes which has infact 2 steering wheels. One for the students use, and the other for the instructors.

How far is this true? I am not able to verify as I have yet to visit England.

However, if what my former instructor revealed is proven to be true, Malaysia therefore remains a special case. Don’t you tend to agree?

On the 17th May 2015, the management of the institutes at which I am currently attached, gave me directives to taking steps to have my 17 years old vehicle withdrawn from normal service.

It was only after this that I realised what a trouble it was. Extracting or taking out a driving school car from service is no easy matter. The authority gave me 2 weeks to facilitate the above transfer process. I was also fore-warned that strict actions upon non adherence to the authorities instructions or directives would follow.

In my subsequent article following, I will endeavor telling readers that procedures that had to be taken. My unrest hope is that m detailed revelations will assist all other instructors to benefit from it.

At least, like me, they would be enlightened as to what they will have to do in the future in the eventuality they face a similar predicament such as mine.

Look out for my continuing article on steps and procedures that has to be followed, as I resort to take out my 17 years old vehicle from active service.

Mandatory Insurance Coverage For All Vehicles



In case you are unaware, it is a mandatory requirement for all vehicles have “insurance” coverage before the authorities, that is the Road Transport Department or Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) issues road taxes to vehicles.

New vehicles are normally covered by 1st party insurance, which is rather costly. Amongst others, the above policy protects vehicles against theft and damages sustained.

There is however something else which many motorists might possibly not know about insurance policies or coverage for vehicles.

Besides “1st party insurance” for new vehicles, motorcycles are also subjected to seek mandatory insurance coverage before their road taxes are issued. Previously, insurance coverage for motorcycles were for “3rd party”, “all riders policy” and “1st party”.

However, today the insurance policy for motorcycles has changed. It is my understanding that only 1st party insurance coverage for motorcycles is available in the market today. Therefore, irregardless of whether a motorcycle owner likes it or not, he or she has no alternative but to secure a 1st party insurance coverage if they desire to obtain their vehicle’s road taxes.

Insurance coverage for vehicles, be it cars or motorcycles, lorries, trailers, buses and others, does not only involve such things as 1st party and 3rd party matters. Vehicle owners infact have to consider other aspects of insurance coverage for their vehicles such as:
i. Passenger liability
ii. Windscreen and glass coverage as well.

Extra payment therefore has to be made for the above coverage. All in all, it is indeed a costly affair eventually, if you intend to drive a vehicle.

Then there is a question which is currently being experienced by drivers today. Those who own vehicles which are more than 10 years old or more face another dilemma. The above problem has infact persisted for many, many years now. It has always been difficult to obtain “insurance” coverage for such cars.

Before proceeding any further, I like to explain to its readers, that old vehicles are categorized as being “displaced vehicles” or “high risks vehicles”. Such vehicles are in reality not accorded “insurance coverage” by most major insurance companies in Malaysia today.

In short, old vehicles which are over 10 years old or more, are therefore considered as “nobody’s child”, as no insurance company would like to insure them.

As insurance coverage for a vehicle is a “mandatory” requisite prior to a vehicle’s road tax being issued by the authorities, Bank Negara, which is the governing body for all things pertaining to insurance matters in this country, had no choice but to set up a Malaysian Motor Insurance Pool or MMIP to cater for 3rd party insurance for old cars.

The MMIP of which most major insurance companies are members of, were mostly sold at all major post offices throughout the whole country. It has been reported that the above pool has acquired large financial losses since its inception a few years ago. As a result, additional premiums had to be loaded on consumers.

It was a difficult attempt trying to secure insurance nevertheless, inspite of the presence of MMIP in the market.


As old vehicles owners discovered, inspite of the authorities (in this case, Bank Negara), repeatedly advising “displaced vehicles” or “high risk” owners to get MMIP’s assistance should they face any problems attempting to get 3rd party insurance coverage, infact it was “easier said than done”, so to say.

Numerous obstacles and hindrances were faced by owners of old vehicles when attempting to secure insurance coverage. There were numerous yardsticks which owners of old vehicles had to face before they could obtain 3rd party insurance coverage.

This has finally led Bank Negara recently to issue a directive on 3rd party insurance under what is called its “New Motor Cover Framework”. Following Bank Negara’s latest announcement, owners of old vehicles such as cars and motorcycles were advised that they were now able to get insurance coverage without having to pay a loading of between 200% to 300%.

But a shock announcement two days later, to be exact, on the 7th of May, 2011, insurance companies dropped another “bombshell” on insurers when they reiterated that “normal loading up to 150% were still applicable”.

It seems all motor vehicles, regardless of their age, will be charged the normal market premium including “permissible” loading of up to 150% even thought they are not deemed as “high risks” or “displaced vehicles”.

What I would like to enquire is, why was this fact not made public or announced when Bank Negara’s “New Motor Cover Framework” was made known earlier? Or was it meant to soften the impact of the surprise announcement?

Announcing the imposition of 150% loading on all vehicles irregardless of age, tantamount to not letting the public know the real truth.

A 3rd party insurance for a 1300c.c. vehicle, currently is charged premiums of RM72.00. A 150% permitted loading will amount to RM72+RM72+RM36, arriving at a grand total of RM200. If a vehicle owner has a 55% NCB, then the owner has to fork out a sum of approximately RM90 or so far his 3rd party policy insurance.

Compared to the current loading of 200%-300%, it represents a huge deduction in 3rd party insurance cost which owners of old vehicles of more than 10 years or more has to pay, nevertheless.

At the point of writing this article, the situation regarding 3rd party insurance policies is still unclear. The public has therefore to hold on for another few more months to know the real situation. Be braced for more surprising revelations to be made in the meantime.