10 Ways Motorcyclists Can End Up Being Summoned

We have been concentrating on traffic summons committed mostly by car drivers. There however are some readers who wish to know what motorcycle riders can be summoned for. Below is some of the variety of summonses which a motorcyclist could face.

1) Parking in parking areas allocated for cars.

Although the police seldom summon motorcyclists for this offence, there are certain instances where motorcyclists have been summoned for this offence.

2) Not wearing helmets.

Some motorcyclists forget wearing their helmets. Some purposely ignore the law and fail to wear helmets. Not wearing helmets can get you a RM100 fine under Section 119 (2) Road Transport Act 1978.

3) Not tying helmet properly.

Not tying your helmet properly is also considered as not wearing your helmet at all. A fine also awaits you.

4) Not possessing licence with them while riding.

To ride a motor, yet the rider has forgotten to bring along his licence is an offence. Section 119 (2) of the Road Transport Act 1978 will have a rider committing this offence a RM150 fine.

5)  “L” drivers ferrying pillion riders.

A rider holding a “L” licence cannot ferry pillion riders. Caught infringing this law will also get you a summons.

6) Non-display of “L” or “P” plates.

These two categories of riders have to display either “L” or “P” plates. Failure to do so when stopped by the police is an offence. For “P” licence holders, they will get 10 Demerit Points which can mean the “P” licence being Suspended!

7) Expired road tax and driving licence.

These are two offences frequently committed by motorcycle riders. So it’s best for riders to remember their road tax and driving licences are not expired.

8) No right hand side handle bar mirror.

Not having the right handle “handle bar” mirror represent an offence. So please ensure this mirror is also present in your motorcycle itinerary.

9) Riding without headlights and tail lights on.

In Malaysia, the law provides the use of both “headlights” and “tail lights” being used during the day time. Caught not using both these items will be deemed as an offence.

10) Involved in illegal racing.

Most youths these days are involved in illegal racing or “merempit motor”. This activity infringes Section 81 of the Road Transport Act 1978. Those found guilty faces a RM2000 fine or a 6 month imprisonment.

If we were to go on, the list of offences which can be committed by motorcyclists will continue to grow indefinitely. In reality, there can be no end.

So motorcyclists should ride carefully and try to avoid committing unnecessary mistakes which may cause them to be summoned by the authorities.

By | 2012-09-22T09:54:55+08:00 February 4th, 2010|Driving In Malaysia|4 Comments

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  1. Lisa June 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    hi thank you for this informative blog! i have a question though, because i am studying in sg i can only come back to msia during my school vacation. since i am very busy this vacation (July), i think i can only attend the 5 hr course and then take the Highway Code test in july before i leave malaysia again. i will be back in December 9th and have to leave again by Jan 10th.

    do you think 1 month will be enough to take the 6 hour theory course, get my L license, go for the practical lessons, and then pass the practical exam by JPJ? I don’t need the P license at the end of the month immediately but i would like to pass the test before i have to leave. or else I have to wait until the next school holiday again in May and by that time my L license from december will expire…

    Thanks so much!!

    • Cikgu Yap June 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      1 month is insufficient to do 6 hour course and take up a driving course. Try to be patient.

  2. Lisa June 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    hi thanks for the fast response! i just found out ill be free in july as well. so ill have july & december to go through the Highway Code test and the 6 hour course + driving lessons + test. do you think 2 months will be enough?

    • Cikgu Yap June 11, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      If all goes well, 2 months should be enough.

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