Vehicles, be it motor, cars, tractors or lorries owned by driving schools have to undergo inspection by Puspakom authorities once every 6 months.

Vehicle that are scheduled for inspection for a certain date, and if that date cannot be met, will have to seek a postponement. Failing to do this will result in the authorities imposing a RM100 fine on the driving school or institute.

What documents are normally required to be brought on inspection day?

Some of the documents amongst others include:

i) Vehicle registration card.

ii) Previous inspection result slip.

iii) Authorisation letter for persons doing the inspection.

Inspection fee have to be paid. RM50 is collected for 1st time inspection. Repeat inspection which are for vehicles or cars, failing the 1st inspection is RM25.

Cars that fail the 1st inspection are normally given 1 month to have parts rectified. Failing to meet this deadline will result in a fine.

Puspakom inspection centres are open from 8:00 am until approximately 6:00 pm daily. But vehicle owners, runners and middle man, arrive as early as 5:30 am in the morning to avoid the jam anticipate later in the day.

An institute or driving school vehicle coming in for an inspection must ideally be in a proper condition. Therefore, owners of vehicles should see to it that major aspects of the car should be in good condition.

Amongst other things, you have to :

i) Repair or service the brakes.

ii) Ensure the parking brake functions well.

iii) The body work is in good condition.

iv) The seats are in proper conditions.

v) The lights and signals, horn and wipers all work well.

vi) The undercarriage of the car like joints, suspension, lower arm joints are all in good condition too.

vii) Steering play should not be too excessive.

As a matter of fact, Puspakom authorities follow a 10 points inspection schedule while conducting an inspection on driving school cars.

Some of the aspects Puspakom conducts are:

1) Vehicle cassis / engine check.

2) Brake test.

3) Emission test.

4) Windscreen light transmission test.

5) Suspension test.

6) Side slip test.

7) Speedometer test.

8) Undercarriage test.

9) Engine test.

10) Above carriage test.

Ideally, a driving school vehicle should be able to pass all, of not most of the aspect mentioned above.

In the event, a driving school should pass or get through the inspection, a result slip, followed by the issuance of an inspection disc to be affixed onto a vehicle’s windscreen will eventually be supplied to the vehicle owners.

A new date for the next forth coming inspection will then be given for the vehicle to come in for the next inspection. Normally, the next inspection has to be done within a 6 months period.

Newer vehicles, that are less than 2 years old are inspected once a year.

The inspection done by Puspakom upon driving school vehicles, is one of the most worrying duty a driving schools institute faces. Besides this, driving institutions and driving schools must also attend to obtaining the road tax and insurance policy required for the vehicle.

However, the above 2 important aspects can be delegated to runners or middle man if we are found to be too busy.

Ensure that as a driving school or institute which operates a driving school entity, the inspection and road tax of a vehicle should be 2 things you mustn’t fail to observe.

The J.P.J. authorities as well as the police are constantly on the lookout for these two things as they make their rounds around town.