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My driving licence has expired more than 3 years. Can you help?
Dear Chin Yoon Heong,
License expired 3 years and above has become null and void.
You have to contact J.P.J. in Putrajaya for advice.
thank you cikgu yap.
cikgu yap, saya ingin bertanya.saya terlibat kemalangan di lebuhraya pada oktober baru-baru ini.segala proses claim insurans sudah dibuat dan dinilai.kereta saya mengalami kerosakan teruk serius.tetapi saya syukur tidak cedera parah.kereta saya hyundai matrix, dibeli tahun2008 dan first party insurans.
masalah saya ialah pihak insuran menasihatkan untuk saya repair kereta itu di bengkel.tetapi saya bimbang ia tidak direpair dengan sempurna dan akan gagal
pemeriksaan puspakom, kerana kereta saya adalah total loss.apa harus saya buat
Gembira mendengar segala claim insurans sudah selesai di buat.
Anda di nasihatkan turut patuhi nasihat membaiki kereta anda di bengkel mereka.
Jangan bimbang. Kiranya tidak lulus peperiksaan Puspakom, hantarkan balik ke bengkel mereka lagi.
Pihak insurans terpaksa membaiki kereta anda sehingga ia lulus!
Sekian, harapnya semua beres.
for example iam on low speed side and want to move towrds fast lane and enter a u turn what are the rules and if vehicles beside me passes fast how long i should wait and take uturn.
A person in a slow lane, which is the extreme left of a highway, wanting to move into the fast lane on the right, so as to enter a U-turn should follow the following steps recommended below:
i) Observe rear view mirror or side mirror to see if fast cars are approaching behind.
ii) Signal right, moving slowly to the right.
iii) As you move slowly to the right, no sane driver will dare overtake you in such a situation.
iv) Ideally, you should wind down your driver side window, put out your hand to use manual hand signal besides using mechanical signal too.
recently I pay $156 RM to pass my undang-undang test in JB,and I want my practical test in Klang,but the driving school in JB want to charge extra $100 RM to obtain the printed result to me,can you tell me is this legal or illegal.
You can test in Klang. The result issued to you when you sat for Highway Code test should be enough to get your “L” out in Selangor.
Extra charges requested unfortunately is outside my purview to comment.
I have colour blindness but I have no problems identifying the colours being displayed on the traffic lights. Can I still pass the Highway Code test and get a driver’s license?
Prior to sitting the 50 questions computer test, you’ll face an 8 questions colour blind test.
You’ll need an 8/8 result to pass the above test.
Should you fail the colour blind test, you’ll be asked to go for an eye test at a government clinic.
Hand the above test result to the J.P.J.
If I fail the colour blind test, do I get notified right away or do I get to complete the rest of the 50 questions? Should I do the eye test first and then attend Highway code the test so as not to waste time and money?
Colour blind results are issued right away. If you fail the colour blind test, you cannot proceed with the 50 questions computer test.
Thank you very much for your prompt replies. =)
Do colour blind test first. If you fail the above, you cannot do the 50 questions objective test. Results of the first test will be immediately made known.
Dear Cikgu Yap,
I’m a foreign student from Vietnam currently studying in Malaysia. I’ve been living in Malaysia for 3 years and want to apply for driving license because I plan to stay here longer.
Can you advise me on the costs and procedures if I want to apply for both motorbike license and driving license?
What are the reputable driving schools that I can go to in Puchong or Putrajaya (I’m staying in Cyberjaya)?
Dear Lien Ho,
A foreigner can apply B2 (motor) and D (cars) license. Costs vary from place to place. Ask nearby driving schools.
The procedures are:
a) Attend 5 Hour K.P.P. course.
b) Sit for Highway Code.
c) Attend g Hour Theory course.
d0 Then take out the “L”.
Practical lessons 10 – 16 lessons are recommended.
I just started to learn car but the klac is hard to control and the stereng also. I hope I can get the tips on how to control the klac and stereng in malay version. Thank you for your concern and advise.
Sekiranya anda bersaiz kicil, minta pengajar pasang tayar depan dengan angin lebih. Ini akan menyenangkan stereng itu jadi ringan dan senang di kawal.
Untuk clutch pulam kaki anda hendak di letak pada lantai kereta. Hanya naikkan jari kaki anda saja.
Hendak juga lepas clutch 50% saja. Kawal 50% lagi elok-elok. Lepaskan perlahan-lahan clutch sewaktu kereta itu berjalan.
Harap tunjuk-tunjuk ajar di atas dapat membantu anda.
I am also starting to learn to drive and gets very worry that i am too stupid to handle the cluth……
Thank you cikgu yap for ur advise to yinsyn as this helps me abit..
My teacher once told me “There are no stupid students. Only stupid teachers, who are unable to teach their students properly”.
Hahaha, I like cikgu Yap’s teacher… Thank you for the precious advice…
Glad you like the “saying”. Best wishes, take care!
Hi Mr Yap,
I would like to know the overall cost of getting a car licence (including the practical lessons and exam fees). Would you by any chance know how much it roughly costs in PJ (Kota Damansara) area? Any info is much appreciated :)
Also, when will auto cars be allowed to take the practical test? I would like to get a licence to drive only auto cars…
Price of getting a car license can be anything between RM900 to RM1100. Remember, prices fluctuate from place to place. Petaling Jaya can at times be higher due to cost of living.
For the time being, no decision yet on “auto” cars.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I just started my “L” driving licence for the 1st time. Before this i`ve done practical for 3 hrs. When is the best time for me to do lessons on road. I`m still not so confident of myself (esp.when comes to the clutching things) but my instructor insist on learning on the road for the next( 2nd) lesson. She said there`s no time to waste because i only have 5 lessons more. What is your opinion?
Learning on the road should ideally be done when you are adept at basic control. Steering control, brake control and ability to change gears must be taken into account.
Most driving instructor do not care much about the above. They just wand to finish the lessons quickly and then collect the money.
thanks for your advice.. :)
hello Mr Will Yap..
i’ve got question to ask here.
I’m having a very big problem to look at the rear mirror and the right hand “side” mirror. It affects me while reversing the car because we must look at both mirrors to do that.It is so irritating. I dunno why i couldn’t do it. can u give me any tips regarding that matter? i really want to drive a car!!! =( it would be really appreciated if you or anyone else can help me to solve diz problem.Thanks.
To reverse is a slow process. Yes, you have to look at both rear and side mirror (right) even side mirror (left).
My advise is, reversely slowly, alternative between looking at rear mirror, ride side mirror and also left side mirror.
Indeed it’s an irritating procedure as you said. But there’s no other choice.
thanks a lot Mr.Yap..=) i think i need to take a driving class again since i feel that i’m not confident enough to drive a car.i feel frustrated bcoz i dun hv much time to learn driving before bcoz of my semester has already begun on that time. and now i’m having a very big problem to start driving on my own.if possible, i need to know how much does it cost (in average) if i want to take a driving class only since i already got my license.tq
I am writing to you in regard to Malaysian driving licence. I am a foreigner student here, and I don’t have any driving licence. Can I get the Malaysian driving licence through your school?
My question is : “How can I get the Malaysian driving licence since I don’t have any driving licence”.
My driving school business only covers the surrounding area of Klang town, Selangor.
If you are in Klang, you can definitely get a Malaysian driving license through me.
Thanks Mr. Yap.
It’s me again and now I’m more frustrated than before. My problems are
1) When I meet the humps, I don’t now how to deal with that.
2) When I near, stop and start from the traffic light, I just keep on lose control of my car. My engine dies every time the traffic light turn green, can you tell me how to deal with that( from changing cluth to rear and also stereng again)
I hope teacher can give me some tips in malay version. Sorry for bother and thank you for reading.
1) Kebanyakan bonggol agak tinggi. Perlahan kereta sehingga ke bonggol. Tukar kepada Gear satu, kawal clutch dan turn dari bonggol. Kawal brek sedikit dan kemudian menekan injak / accelerator sedikit dan teruskan berjalan.
2) Mengatasi enjin kereta kerap mati.
Di lampu isyarat, anda perlu menekan lebih minyak. Harus ingat sesebuat kereta agak berat. Ia perlu minyak lebih supaya enjin tidak mati.
Thank you teacher.
I had a look at your blog. Its really very helpful. Im from Mauritius.I’ll be coming to Malaysia end of February.I’ll be getting a job that will require me to drive a lot. I dont have a driving license but i have a learner.Can you advise me about the procedures to follow to get a license and also if you could give me details about an efficient instructor and how much it will cost and how quickly i can get it…etc as i need it very quickly.
I dont really understand Malay, would that be a downside to getting a license?
As a foreigner, if you do not know Malay, you should then know English. Briefly, to get a license, you have to:
a) Do the 5 hour Highway Code course.
b) Sit for the above test.
c) Then attend the 6 hour theory course for B2 (motor) or D (cars).
If you wish to be recommended a driving instructor, please give your location.
Cost of instructor depends on how many lessons you wish to take and your place of stay. For this, you’ll have to discuss with the instructor later.
All in all, you need at least 35 – 40 days duration to get the license.
My location will be Bukit Bintang
You can try the Metro Driving School. Please Google for their information.
hello cikgu yap.
i’m living in maluri, kuala lumpur and currently planning to get my license.
is it better for me to go to driving academies like Metro or to take classes from private instructor? and which price is cheaper anyway?
Dear Jonnas Wong,
Whether you prefer institute or driving school depends on individual preference. I think institutes should be cheaper.
Dear Cikgu Yap,
I wish to learn driving in KL. I am 39 years old but I have not even ride a bicycle before.
I am looking to learn driving in KL and I am looking for driving instructor who is patient with someone like me who knows nothing about driving, car, etc.
Can you recommend a good driving institute or school? Thank you.
Age and not knowing about driving is no obstacle. You can try approaching the Metro Driving School. Please Google for their information.
hi Cikgu Yap, i got alot of questions to ask u ..
my 1st question is – when i want to do a turning or reach the roundabout already, what should i do??? Do you mind tell me step by step , what am i suppose to do with my gear , clutch , brake and oil pedal.
2nd question – regarding the “enjin mati” , can u tell me the reason why car will “mati enjin” ??
When reaching a roundabout, know your position to stop. Secondly, you slow down, going from 4th to 3rd and so on . You will sometimes have to stop, to give way to traffic from the right.
When stopping, obviously you have to apply brakes & clutch to prevent the engine stalling.
I have previously written about roundabout ==> How Does Traffic Move in a Roundabout?
Please read it carefully.
To answer your 2nd question, please read the following article ==> Why The Engine Of A Manual Car Dies Off?
I have gone through all the coments. Its quite useful. I have few questions.
1. If I don’t pass in color blind test or I don’t get 8/8 in the test, do i still go for test after the doctors advice and treatment anything?
2. I am staying in Brickfields and foreigner. I want to obtain CAR driving license. You area covers Brickfields to go through your school? or Advise me the best school for me.
3. What is K.P.P. course. stands for….
4.Please correct the following order of procedure, to have a clear idea.
4.1. Attend K.P.P. course
4.2 .Based on K.P.P sit for Highway code test(written)
4.3. Attend theory course for CAR (6hrs)
4.4 .Obtain L License
4.5. Go for App. 16 Practical classes on CAR driving
4.6 Go for Final test to obtain P license.
Thanks & Regards
1. After test by a clinic doctor, you can proceed with the test.
2. Please contact Mr Zaini at 013-254-5970
3. KPP = Kursus Pendidikan untuk Pemandu
4. Sequence 4.1 – 4.6 are correct.
I have a valid D license. I now want to learn to ride a bike. I have never riden a bike before therefore assume that I need lots of training.
Are bikes riding classes charged similar to cars e.g. per hour basis? If yes, what are the going rates now?
Is there any institutes in Kepong that you would be able to recommend for weekend classes?
Yes, you’re correct. You may need lots of classes. Most institutes have packages deals. In my institutes for example, RM70 – Rm80 is charged for 4 – 6 hours training.
Should you need more hours of training, talk to your driving instructor. He should be able to arrange for more hours for you.
Look for a driving instructor first. He should then be able to get you an institute nearby.
can any one help me about turing a car?
Say, if I want to take “L” pattern turn then in which angle i have to turn the steering whhel?
when to start turning the steering?
Is there any particular Point from whare to start tturning the wheel?
In which angle do I have to turn the steering wheel to make a 45 degree tu rn?
Is there any suitable method to know the angular relation between Wheel & Steerin?
I WANT PERFECTION IN DRIVING & THAT’S WHY I NEED TO RESOLVE THIS QUARIES. PLEASE HELP ME
You must be referring to the 3 Point Turn in your question. Please read the following articles ==> 3 Point Turn
i decide to have my car driving license…My current city is kl..if i have L licence at kl,is it possible i have my P license at my hometown which is Temerloh ,Pahang due to the timing problems? any charges will be apply or problems will occurs I i already have motorcycle licence.
Your KL “L” license can be used in Temerloh, Pahang.
Get a driving instructor. He should be able to assist you regarding all problems.
Dear Cikgu Yap
recently i’m having the driving practice on the circuit,learning about the parking n “3 penjuru”.
but i still can’t understand very well the steps to run a parking lot in the circuit.
can’t you give some brief explanation about the steps?
Please read the following article ==> Failed Your Side Parking Test? Read This.
Mr Cikgu Yap
Hello i would like to know that do you have a course for driving refreshment course because i took my driving test and passed bout 2-3 years back but never had an opportunity to drive and i am getting a new automatic car about 1 months time from now.
You have to get an instructor near you to coach you in your auto car. Most probably, I do not service your area.
Would like to enquire about how a foreign passport holder who has long term residence in Malaysia should go about acquiring a driving licence, bearing in mind that this person does not speak the local language nor have any driving licence apart from a few lessons on the subject.
Your advice is much appreciated.
You must be able to do Highway Code test in English. You must also know how to use a computer. If staying here a long time, you should qualify to take up driving course.
how old exactly is the minimum age to learn to ride the super bikes like the ducati monster or harley davidson.
Please read the following article ==> Securing Motorcycle B Full Super Bikes License
For super bikes, you have to be 21 years old.
Mr Yap,I’m a bit confuse about changing gear.Can you please explain to me what to do if I come to these situations (let say I’m in third gear) :
1.to stop at a traffic light.
2.to stop and turn off the engine.
3.to follow slow moving car.
4. drive uphill/downhill.
1) At traffic light: Stop 1 car behind. Free gear. Pull the handbrakes.
2) Stop. Then free gear. Pull the handbrakes.
3) When car vibrates, change to 2nd gear.
4) If losing power (unable to go up), change to lower gear. When going downhill, continued to use 3rd gear. Do not step on the clutch. Control brakes if necessary.
Hopefully, the above advice will help you become a better driver.
I want some tips on the side parking, 3 point turn and slope test. I’ve read your recent tips but the problem is the parking lot and the 3 point turn doesn’t have “tiang”, so i’m confused. I hope i’m not bothering you.
I’ll hold back my answer to your questions right now. I will concur with colleagues of mine before I pen a special article on the subject, specially for your needs.
So, please be patient.
I have prepared the following article to answer your question ==> Malaysian Driving Institutes Test Without Poles
Thank you for the tips… Sorry if I’ve let you busy about my questions.
Happy reading. The pleasure is all mine!
Saya nak bertanya…apa cara terbaik untuk lulus ujian bukit?dah 2 3 kali x lulus2…;(
Cara terbaik lulus satu saja…belajar lagi dan lagi…
Can you please let me know if there any driving schools in Cyberjaya or Putrajaya area wit their contact nos.
Sorry, we do not have any contacts in Cyberjaya / Putrajaya.
I am overseas. my driving licence expired in june this year. after how long can my driving licence still can be renew after it expired (without sitting any exam again)? thanks.
“P” license not more than 1 year after expiry. CDL license, 3 years.
how much is the total fees if we take car driving license?
I am unable to quote the cost of driving lessons as it varies from place to place and also from instructor to instructor. I suggest you contact the nearest driving school for more information.
hi, cikgu yap.
i hope you are having a nice day. I have a question to ask, after obtaining my P license in the year of 2006, i have rarely driven and therefore completely forgotten
about my license.
my license expired back in august, 2008. Since i would have to renew it, is there anyway i could avoid taking the exams again? But if i can’t , is there any sort of payment i have to make, if yes? how much?
thank you .
Your license which expired in Aug 2008 can still be renewed. No exams need to be taken. The payment 1 year is RM30, 2 years is RM60 and 5 years is RM150.
Answer to your 1st question is null and void. Your “P” seems to have lapsed more than a year. Contact J.P.J. Putrajaya. You have to resit Part II (slope) and Part III (road).
oh ok.. i understand that.. but is there any sort of payment that i would have to make? if so, how much..?
and do i have to once again, fulfill the credit hours before i can retake the 2 parts of the tests?
i’m so sorry for bothering you. thanks again.
oh i’m sorry i didnt make it clear enough.. i meant my p license expired back in august 2008..
that would mean i would have to re-take the exams right?
Hi Cikgu Yap,
Recently, I was given a summon for failing to wear the seat belt. The police officer gave me a summons and told me that I had to go to magistrate court to settle the matter. I thought that the offence could be compounded and paid by fine? But in the summons, it did indicate the date and time for the court session. Can you please advise what i should do? Thanking you lots in advance.
Seat beat normally is a compound offense. You may have been given an open summons. If you opt to pay up your summons, you can do so, if Police summons at Police station. For J.P.J., do so at state J.P.J. office.
Ni Hao Cikgu Yap,
I am an Indonesian studying in Selangor, I wanna ask the procedure of getting a malaysia driving licence. I heard from my friend that we can just go to the a kind of driving school agency, train there for about 3 months and they will give the driving license.
Is that true? How is the procedure? Can you recommend me a good Chinese driving school?
Regarding procedures, please read the following article ==> How to Obtain a Malaysian Driving License
Yes, you can enroll with a driving institute to learn up driving. If you are in Shah Alam or Klang vicinity, you can contact me.
Hello Mr Yap,
I have learnt car driving two years back in india. i have my driving license also.
Now i have lost practise. I want to start driving in KL. Please i would like to know if there is any way to get only the Practise session classes of car driving. I still do not own car. How much would it cost me roughly. And are there any such services available in Sri petaling area ?
Driving practice lessons available in area where you live. Try asking around your vicinity of your housing estate. Normally, rates charged are RM25 – RM30 per lesson.
Your Indian driving license should be valid for use here.
I need your advice Sir, my daughter got her driving licence 2 years ago but the problem is she couldn’t drive accordingly especially in controlling the clutch and the accelarator at a junction or traffic light. I thought of sending her to a refresher course with a driving school , I’m staying in Kota Warisan, Sepang somewhere near Dengkil and Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi. Any driving school that is willing to give the course. Thank You.
Good idea sending your daughter for refresher courses. Driving around Sepang, you shouldn’t have difficulty securing an instructor.
currently i taking b2 license for motorbike but i have no confidence in the bridge as i fall alot time than on it
i think i cant balance it can u help me on it
Start driving around the institutes’ premises first. When you can balance the bike better, then only do you go into test area to do the roundabout, bride and other obstacles.
Hi cikgu yap :)
I currently have a P license class D which expired in April ’09. I haven’t renewed it yet because I’ve been told that there is a one year grace period til it becomes void.
Just wanna ask:
1) Do I need to be there in person when i renew my license, or can a representative family member do it for me.
2) As for the photo, is taking the picture there an option, or do I bring my own? Passport size photo would be trimmed isn’t it? Are there any other things I’ll need to bring other than ID?
If it makes any difference, I plan to renew it in Shah Alam.
Thanks in advance :)
April is only a few days ahead. Quickly renew your C.D.L or else your “P” license will be Null & Void.
Passport photo can be trimmed. Representative can change your license for you. Ideally, supply a photocopy of your MyKad.
Yes, you can renew it at J.P.J. office near Kampung Jawa.
my license expires mid this month :)
thanks much! great site btw. thanks for the assistance.
Dear Cikgu Yap,Now am in my early 60’s,do you think I can still learn how to drive?I am very keen to drive as I always depend on my daughters to take me around.Since I am now free and want to go out but can’t drive.I used to have a driving licence but expire 20 over years ago.And also how much is it?I live in Kepong area.Any comment?
Your English seems good. I’m sure you’ll have no trouble passing your Highway Code. Years ago you were driving. I’m sure you’ll no trouble brushing your ability to drive in no time at all.
10 hours of practical lessons around RM750 (inclusive of 5 hours theory, 5 hour kursus, Highway Code test and issuance of “L” and Pra test). Get more information from driving school nearest to you.
Don’t let age be a hindrance. Even at 60, you can still do it!
Hi the Cikgu Yap. I will be having my QTI test tomorrow and I’m still not sure when should I put up my hand during the test.
Can you please tell me?
I am very nervous right now. Thank you
Your QTI test is similar to your Practical Test. Put up our hand at the slope test. Then also when you’ve completed your side parking.
My license expires in 3 days. Can I renew it after that? at the post office?
How long is my grace period? “D” license.
You have not stated the status of your license. Is it “P” or C.D.L license?
it’s C.D.L license
Yes, you can renew it at Post Office. The grace period is 3 years. Failing to renew your license expired for more than 3 years will make it null and void. Read the following article for more information ==> Malaysian CDL License Expired For More Than 3 Years
Dear Cikgu Yap,
I just met an accident, the other party brought me along to report police.
(I’m still in the first year of my P licence period.)
The police woman was nice and kind, she told me that there is not much that she can do to help me, then she issue me a saman for RM300 for kesalahan tidak memberi laluan sebelum membelok. Thats all, she didn’t ask for my insurances details, she just ask me to go home and claim my damages from my own insurances.
But the problem is, I don’t know what is the final decision?
a) Will there be any points deducted from my licence?
b) And what should I do now?
c) Those this mean that both parties have fault and there will be no more action taken against me?
Pay up the summons within 1 month. Inform your insurance company about the accident soonest possible. It’s a minor accident, no points are accorded. Whether you wish to make a claim for repairs is entirely up to you. However, the other party might make a claim against your insurance.
when you will have a branch in KL? ^_^ too bad I stay in Cheras. I want to change the current driving instructor (he hold me L license but I definitely will get it back from him tomorrow morning), as he only knows to shout and scold when I drive and make me more nervous, this is okay. But the worst is he did not give me full explanation and teach in a fast pace. I cannot do anything only get him off from me and now looking for a good teacher.
You are so great, giving good explanation in this blog even those are not your students. Malaysia needs this kind of qualified driving instructor to secure learners obtain correct driving attitude and skills.
Thanks Cikgu Yap
Have a great day!
Ya I totally argee with you, cikgu yap is cool =)
Thanks for your encouraging comments! I’m only disseminating my experience to all readers.
I’m sorry, currently I am not contemplating to setup a branch in KL. Sad to hear you’re facing unsuitable driving instructor. Hopefully, you’ll get a better instructor the next time around.
My ego is boosted by your comments. Will strive to provide better information in this blog.
At this time i had learn a car for 7 hours …but until now i still cannot control my clutch n stereng very well ,i dont hav a confident to sitting for pra test n ujian JPJ.Sometimes feel like i am so stupid n want to give up ,but i really want to drive a car !How should i do ?…can give me an advise?Base on my problem can i drive a car very well n lulus in both test as other people.?
As I said earlier, there are no stupid students, only stupid teachers incapable of teaching their students well.
Don’t despair. You cannot give up that easily. Unfortunately, your instructor seems unable to help you much. Some need more time before they can understand the concept of driving. If you feel you’re not ready for your Pra and J.P.J. practical tests, by all means ask your driving instructor to postpone your tests.
As to whether you can pass or not, sorry I cannot answer this question.
hi cikgu yap…saya sudah dapat lesen l lepas 1 tahun sekarang saya nak sampung ambil p.masa saya ambil lesen l di perak tapi sebab masalah kerja saya terpaksa sambung lesen p di kelantan. saya sudah dapat borang pelepasan dan borang benkel dari perak.sekarang saya sudah mula belajar kereta dan motorcycle di kelantan.tapi hari ini saya pergi belajar,cikgu yang ajar saya tu bagi tahu saya mula saya dapat lesen l sampai sekarang sudah lepas 1 tahun jadi dia kata saya kena masuk sekali lagi benkel.jadi saya tidak tahu betul atau tidak jadi saya call balik cikgu yang masa ajar saya di perak tapi dia bagi tahu saya 2tahun!!sekarang saya nak tanya cikgu yap sebenar berapa tahun??
Cikgu Perak betul. Lesen “L” anda sah tempoh 2 tahun. Habis segala ujian pracktikal dalam tempoh ini.
can u help me in slope test…i want to know the steps….pls help me
Please read the following article ==> How to drive up slopes
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I have been holding a B2 license for more than 10 years and now want to get the full B License. I have already got the L license for B by applying from JPJ.
Which driving school would you recommend to get a full B license? Do you know how much it costs and the breakdown of the costs?
I heard from some friends that in KL the charges are around RM800 to RM1000 but in Penang they are only charging RM400 to RM500. Do you know why the price difference is so wide?
The price you quoted for B Full in KL RM800 – RM1000 is possibility. Prices in Penang can very likely be lower. I have lost touch of prices of B Full test. Therefore, it is most regretted unable to quote the prices.
Hi there Cikgu Yap.
Very useful informations are in this blog! Loved the tips you’ve given to us.
I’m an 18 year old male, and got my PDL license near the end of December last year.
I’ve been involved in an accident before not long after I got my license, and I’ve never driven on the road ever since.
I’m starting to drive around my housing area recently, to get used to the clutch’s “biting point” and such, after not driving at all for a full 4 months.
Is there any way to overcome my fear of driving?
I never have the courage to drive anywhere, and I need to drive myself to college really soon.
I’m afraid that I might make a mistake on the road, and get involved in another accident.
Is it wise for me to take defensive driving classes? Or should I just start driving slowly, and overcome my fear?
Thanks in advance!
PDL can be used only with instructor. Hope you are not being taught illegally. I suggest you find a good and reliable driving instructor to tutor you.
Take is slow and steady. You have to built up your confidence. All the best to you.
Thanks for the feedback Cikgu Yap!
But I thought PDL is Probationary Driver’s License?
I already passed the JPJ test last December, am currently a P driver.
I’m having difficulties judging the distance of an object from inside my car.
I accidentally hit a car when I failed to judge the distance of the side my car to the other car.
Will I instinctively learn to judge the distance of objects with experience?
All help is much appreciated Cikgu Yap.
Sorry, mistook PDL as “L” My apologies. Initially, place your car slightly further from the car next to you. Experience will no doubt make you capable to judge the distance eventually.
Be patient. Don’t despair.
Thanks for the encouragement Cikgu Yap. :)
Would you mind writing an article about “Defensive Driving” in Malaysia?
I’m sure it would help a lot of new drivers on the road.
I can’t seem to notice the presence of motorcycles on the road.
Any tips Cikgu Yap?
Defensive driving? Sure, why not. Will KIV the above title. However, it takes a little time to write it. Please do be patient though.
hi cikgu yap, i missed my JPJ test today, may i know how much do i have to pay to resit the exam? is it possible that it can be replace?
It actually differs from institute to institute and instructor to instructor. Any thing from RM50 – RM70 should be the norm.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I am impressed that you put all the driving skill in words!
Let me brief about my driving background. I have no sense of direction and not driving since I had my driving licence (about 12 years already). What I did now is every year renew my driving license and keep it. I have very bad driving experince that met a fierce man instructor and insult me though the learning stage.
I would like to pick up the driving skill again and stay in Klang area. Appreciate you could contact me soonest via my email.
I will contact you via email.
My father has PSV (kelas E) license.Could he drive PSV (kelas D) van pekerja? May i know where is your office?
There is nothing to prevent a PSV (Class E) from driving a “van pekerja”, which is category PSV (Class D).
I am located in Klang, Selangor.
Hi Cikgu Yap, I just got my L licence and would like to write a letter to request for an early practical exam as I am on holiday here now and will have to return overseas early June. To whom should I address the letter to for this request and would it be sufficient to only attach my e-airticket as proof?
Thank you for your great advice with this blog.
Unable to give you correct answer. You status is unknown. Are you a foreigner visiting Malaysia? Are you a Malaysian national?
Anyway, uncertain if you qualify for special test. Whatever it is, don’t depend on correspondence. I suggest you go personally to the nearest J.P.J. office to see the Pengarah.
I am a Malaysian but have lived and worked overseas for years. I was told by my driving school to write a letter to request for an early test for part two and three. Can this test be done in a day or are they held on two separate days? Am currently putting up in Month Kiara. Could you advise on the nearest JPJ office? It is hard for me to understand the bahasa verse as I am not good at it.
JPJ office for Selangor is in Padang Jawa, Klang. That’s where the Director is.
Part II and III of the practical test is held on the same day. If you opt to follow your instructor’s advice, suit yourself.
Best to you!
Dear Cikgu Yap
I came across your site/blog when searching for information on driving schools in Malaysia.
I am a dual control manufacturer in The Netherlands. My company is invited to join a trade Mission
to your country. The mission is organized by F.M.M. (federation of Malaysian Manufacturers).
I was wondering if you could tell me what the situation is on Driving schools in your country.
Do the cars have dual controls, I think they do, but if you travel to different country’s as I do you
wont find the question so strange.
If you could give me a general info on driving schools and driving teaching I would appreciate it
Preferably by direct email, if possible not trough your blog. Although that’s up to you.
Maybe we can meet if I come to Malaysia.
For your info, all driving school cars have 2 brake system. When I started as a driving instructor more than 40 years ago, we already had 2 brakes in our cars. Generally, the driving school is under strict control by the Malaysian Road Transport Department. All cars used for instruction have to undergo inspection every 6 months by a privately owned entity, Puspakom.
All instructors have teaching certificates, the S.M.2. Further, all cars used for driving instruction are covered by insurance.
Dear Sir, I have a full UK license for driving a car. On the basis of that, am I entitled to ride a low-powered motorbike in Malaysia?
Thanks in anticipation…
Your car license does not allow you to ride motorcycles. You will have to secure a Malaysian motorcycle license. The B2 class for below 250cc.
Dear Cikgu Yap,
I own a class D license (full license), but now I intend to get a B2.
How long is the time do I need to get a B2? as in i need to wait 1 month ? & the procedures..
Which step should i start from?
& Should I undergo P again?
Hope to get the feedback, thanks.
Attend 6 hour theory course for B2. It takes approx 10 – 15 days to take out the “L”. Some can do it faster. Yes, you need waif for 1 month before testing.
hi Cikgu Yap.
first of all, not only your blog is educational , it is also very interesting. i find myself learning as i read on your blog. As a driving instructor, you must have your fair share ‘experiences’ with your students.
Kudos to you.
ps: I have a question. how do i apply for a school bus permit to operate the business. many thanks
Please read the following article ==> Operating A School Bus or Bas Sekolah In Malaysia
Hello Cikgu Yap…
I’m a researcher working at Malaysian Institute Of Road Safety Research (MIROS).Just want your opinion about the 21 hours learning and current driving curriculum syllabus. Do you think that current curriculum and learning hours today sufficient to the new drivers especially teens..
21 hours in my opinion is good. But it is not the best or most ideal. Students should learn as many times as possible. The more you learn, the better you are.
Are you attached to a driving school? If so, which one? And if not, do you have a list of recommended driving schools in Penang?
For awhile now, I have been using an American driving license in Malaysia and I had no problems with it. In fact, in Kuching (Sarawak), I was told that I could use my driving license for as long as I want. However, apparently Penang rules are different. I was told to sit for a Malaysian driving test to obtain a Malaysian driving license. Are the policemen trying to pull my leg?
I am attached to a driving institute in Klang, Selangor.
Dear Cikgu Yap
I have a D license for 20 years and recently made my mind up to take a motorbike license. Reason being, reaching mid life crisis and wanting to experience riding a motorbike before i reach the end of my life.
At 1st all things went well, i got a L license (B, C class), got myself a bike and starting riding around my home compound a bit. Got the hang of balancing the bike and all that then decided it was time to go to motor school.
When i attended my 1st motor school it was a rude awakening :-
1) The instructor was only interested in showing me how to past the test but not how to not kill my self when i am on the open road or how to park my bike (yes i know this my sound funny but for a person who has driven a car for 20 years will find it odd and no idea where or how to park the bike)
2) When i found out that the slightest mistake (such as wobber or put a leg down or get minor things wrong such as getting down on the right side of your bike) will instantly fail you i got very very very discourage about this and started giving up in my mind about this whole idea. A person my age feels a bit funny to go through all this again…
So my question is, are there any real instructors out there who will teach you not only to pass your exam but the real important lesson of how to ride your bike in REAL LIFE situations such as riding between traffic safely, how to park your bike, the ethics of biking, defensive biking etc etc etc….
Lastly have you encountered old students such as myself and who have a problem going through all these exams again feeling embarrassed during the whole situation? How to go around this?
Sorry to be a nag but this has really been a stressful decision in my life (more stressfull than my office job if i may say!) for more than 3 months. I hate to give up in life but this is the 1st time in my life i want to give up.
hmm sorry to hear that mr negative. It seems im not the only one with this problem. My driving instructor is an irritating man who resorts to yelling into my ear even if i get things right. while giving conflicting instructions which would lead to more yelling.
Similar to mr negatives instructor mine too is only interested in getting me past the test as fast as possible and i still feel like a road hazard.
Worse still today in my final practice with him he actually sulked and remained silent when i pointed out his inconsistent instructions. Tomorrow im expected to face the JPJ P test with perhaps 4 hours total on road experience? that just isn’t acceptable behaviour from such serious business
I may be fully prepared to face the other half of the JPJ test but even this is because ive had a very helpful fellow driving student on the left. So yes I’ve effectively learned more about driving from some random dude when the instructor was off drinking coffee with the other instructors.
sigh i really don;t feel confident about tomorrow
Sorry to hear you have been unlucky to get an unsuitable instructor. Other potential students should be careful next time.
I think this website is really great for all the drivers. No matter if they are new or experienced drivers. We al can learn something new here.
Great article you have selected with wonderful pictures. If i say my experience, i was in Mumbai last December & i have enjoyed auto rides but some time i was scared, when they go while signal is red. But in UK, driving rules are very strict. You have to pass theory test & hazard perceptions test before you apply for driving test. As new driver i have learnt heaps of things online, which I would like to share link with you http://free-theory-test.addbucket.com. Have safe driving and god bless you.
Hi, great blog. I just want to know where I can get the “P” sticker? We we’re planning to go to Cherating today but I didn’t know you have to get a “P” sticker. I am a Filipino. I got my Philipine license converted to a Malaysian license but they didn’t tell me I need to get a “P” sticker… :( Could you help us?
You can obtain it at car assessory shops.
I am having my driving lesson now, and i would like to ask that when else should we step on the clutch besides when we want to change the gear.
I am also very confusing about the clutch and break. There are sometimes when u cannot let go the clutch when you are stepping on the break, sometimes when u just need to step on the break, sometimes when u need to step on the clutch but without the break.
Thanks in advance :)
Step a little bit of clutch if the car vibrates.
Dear Cikgu Yap
Please kindly advice.
May I know if there is anyway to trace back my renewal of driving license records?
In fact I need it for applying for converting of malaysia driving license to Japan driving license.
I have the CDL letter with me, but, it only shows the year I obtained my L license (year 2000) and the current license( year 2008 till 2013). The data within year 2000 to 2008 in not shown out.
I have got several renewal of driving license within year 2000 to 2008, I need it so that I don’t have to start from the P phase.
May I know if there is anyway to get the above mentioned records, I had tried to approached JPJ HQ and also state JPJ. But, they can only provide me CDL. No further details of document is given.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks for your advice.
To my knowledge, JPJ doesn’t provide that kind of service you required.
I had a valid P licence but did not renew to normal licence after the 2 year probation period. My P licence was then blacklisted after 1 year of non-renewal. That was more than 5 years ago. Recently, I appealed to re-instate my Learner’s permit (which was approved). I am exempted from having to sit for the courses and undang paper but will have to retake the practical driving test.
After passing the practical driving test, I will be issued a P licence. My question is this – Will I be able to drive in Singapore with my P licence as I am a Singapore PR? Am I able to convert my P licence to Singapore P licence? Am I eligible to convert at all (licence issue date a factor)?
You can drive in Singapore with a P license. To convert Malaysian license to Singapore license, you’ll need to hold a Malaysian license for at least a year, I think.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I travel overseas frequently and the last time I came back from oversea was on the 5th March 2011. The police report was made for losing my ‘P” license and I just found out that the license was expired on 25th Feb 2010 so it has become null & void. Then I was asked to fill in an appeal form through jpj website and the result is yet to be release.
My questions are —
1. Could I use my most recent airline tickets as supporting prove?
2. If above fail to be appeal, will I be exempted from attending KPP course, undang test and the 6 hours theory course?
3. How much will it cost to go through the whole process to obtain a ‘P’ license again? (and if all above are exempted)
4. How long would it takes to obtain the license after getting the result from jpj?
There’s a nearest driving institution at my place (Shah Alam), however, it was too costly. Any recommended institution nearby? Thank you for your time.
Special test approved by JPJ must be done within 60 days. You’re exempted from KPP, Highway Code and QTI test and theory class to. Prices differ from place to place.
Saya telahpun gagal ujian JPJ untuk jalan raya dan juga side parking. Masalah saya adalah saya masih tidak mahir untuk mengagak jarak kereta saya dengan divider parking memandangkan saya rendah orgnya. Adakah sebarang tips untuk saya dalam hal ini?
Saya juga lemah dalam kawalan stereng dimana semasa latihan di jalan raya, kereta yang saya bawa selalu dan mudah sahaja melayang sedangkan saya sudahpun kawal stereng tersebut. Macam mana untuk saya mengatasi masalah ini?
Soalan seterusnya, adakah perlu untuk menekan clutch semasa hendak menghidupkan enjin walaupun kereta tersebut telah berada dalam keadaan neutral?
Lesen L perlu diperbaharui 3 bulan sekali. Namun sekiranya saya telahpun 8 bulan tidak memperbaharui lesen L tersebut, adakah saya akan dikenakan denda?
Sekiranya lesen L telahpun tamat tempoh, adakah saya perlu menduduki semua kelas semula untuk mendapatkan lesen L ?
Dengan masalah-masalah anda, nampaknya anda perlu pelajaran lebih. Stereng anda tidak kukuh sebab anda kekurangan latihan. Tambahkan pelajaran lagi. Semasa hidupkan engin, jangan pijak clutch kalau kereta dalam neutral. Anda boleh barui L. Tiada sebarang dendaan. Sekiranya Highway Code mati, anda kena duduki semula.
Hey Cikgu Yap ,
I got a few questions here .
1) 2 days ago , my driving instructor took me to the road terus to learn how to drive . Is it normal because a few of my friends told me that for those first timer for the 8 hour practising driving thing , you need to go through the litar at driving school first baru they ask u to go drive on the road .
2) Is it normal for a driving instructor to yell at you and start calling you bad names ? For the last 2 hour , i’ve been yelled non stop . I admit im not good at driving , but can’t he be more understanding instead of pushing me like I dont have my limits ?
Thats all . Thanks and have a good day Cikgu Yap .
I am a Singaporean, but my family is moving over to JB to stay. However so, I do not think we will be converting our nationality any time soon yet.
Is it still possible for me to have driving lessons despite my nationality? And I would like to ask how long would the whole process from going for theory lessons to getting a license get? I have already went to driving lessons in Australia in fact. But I was hoping I can get it in Msia when I’m back during my holidays. It’s only for 2 months long. Hence, I need your input regarding that. Thanks!
Singaporeans can get a Malaysian driving license. To get a Malaysian driving license, you’ll need at least 45 days. Glad to tell you 2 months is more than sufficient to secure your license.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
My car was knocked from behind by another car last week; I already made a police report but the other party have not make the police report. The police official said they will send a letter to this person, and if the person still refuse to lodge a police report, they are not able to do anything.
I need to get the keputusan report in order to repair my car and claim the insurance of that person. Please advise what I need to do.
You have no choice but to wait for the other party to make a police report. If you wish to make a claim against the other party’s insurance, you’ll have to engage legal counsel to check up JPJ records.
Hi! Cikgu Yap~an extremely unlucky accident had happened to me~~the case is like this–
my car is parking in from of my house, and a garbage collector lorry crash my car~~& he still try to “langgar lari”~ after i stop he, he said he didn’t wrong~He said my car didn’t park in my house and he accuses that i was the wrong one. the road in front of my house is 5.5 metre (width)(the traffic police had measured it)..the traffic police said that both side got wrong, i need to know that is that really? or i can claim with their company or not? because my car is still, the lorry crash my car, i still need to pay for the repaire fee.
To claim against the garbage truck, you’ll have first make a police report. Then you’ll have to find out which insurance company covers the garbage truck. It may be a long and tedious hassle.
I am learning how to drive. I have problem with changing the gears. I do swerve when I attempt changing gears. What do I do to correct this?
You have to take more lessons to ensure that your steering remain steady while changing gears.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I took my driving test at the centre near PJ Hilton in April 2009. However, I have left Malaysia to further my education overseas and have recently lost my Malaysian P Licence due to an unfortunate pick pocketing incident in the UK.
I was due to renew my P Licence for a normal Malaysian Driving Licence just last month, April 2011. Since I do not have my P Licence anymore, I would like to know the next steps I have to take in order to obtain my Malaysian Driving Licence.
Thank you for your time.
Ideally, you should be in Malaysia to facilitate issuance of a duplicate P license. However, a good middle man or runner may also be able to assist you with the above problem.
Hello Cikgu Yap,
regarding the below from the above website:
First, it was the giving away of 135,000 safety helmets to riders all across the nation.
Could you kindly advise:
1. When did this take place?
2. How were the helmets distributed? Was it through an agent? If through an agent, who was it?
3. How were the recipients of the helmets selected?
Thank you very much for your time.
Sorry, I have no details about it. You would have to search online.
I recently received a summon, it lists my offense as “tidak patuhi lampu isyarat” I was wondering if you could clarify the following,
1.0 What is a compoundable offense? 1.1 What does compound do?
1.2 If I choose to fight the offense in Magistrate Court is compound still applicable? 1.3 What is the max fine for this offense and how many demerits will I get if any?
I would appreciate an english reply as my command of the malay language is minimal.
Compounds summons can be settled either at JPJ or police station. Not necessary to go to court. Compound summons educate motorists to be good, disciplined drivers. Traffic light violation normally RM300. Yes, you might get demerit points.
Thanks Cikgu Yap.
Hello sir, i’ve taken my jpj test and fail 3 times in slope test… i’ve tried lots of time but the car wont move any further. during driving lesson, i perform well but during jpj test i can’t. i accelerate the oil until 2.5 and leave up the clutch slowly but the car never jerk…wat must i do sir?
Most likely you have failed to enter gear one correctly.
I am living overseas. My driving license expired 4 years+ ago, I have to renew it before it is expired for 5 years. Do you know if there are any services that can help me to renew my license in Malaysia? many thanks.
p.s. I didn’t see my comments here, so I send this message again. My apologies if this message is duplicate.
A CDL which has expired more than 3 years has become null and void. Contact JPJ Putrajaya for further advice.
I just came across your article and find it very informative. Kudos to being one of the top guys in the industry. It sure makes things easier to know there is always a reliable source for nformation. I have some questions which I hope you can reply.
1) I have a full car licence since 1996 and I am planning to get a motorcycle licence. Must I sit for the tests/exams again?
2) As I do not have a motorcycle licence, would it be possible for me to go for the B Full licence straight away? (by skipping the B1 n B2)
3) What are the costs involved to obtain a motorcycle licence for B1, B2 & B Full?
Thank you and best regards,
With car license, you are exempted from Highway Code. You’ll have to attend 6 hours theory course before L for motor is issued to you. Yes, you can go straight to B full.
Dear Mr Yap, if there is a long white line on the roadside (open air with no curb). Can I cross the 2 ways main road to the junction right opposite? Is there a specific undang-undang on this? Thank you.
try to cross from here to junction = =>> | ^ | v Junction
According to your description, it is an offense to do what you intent to do. If seen by a police officer, you can be summoned.
Dear Mr Yap,
Thank you for your reply.
It is an offence as it is a T-junction (although no curb), we can only drive on the left lane to make a right turn to the junction OR coming from the right lane and make a left turn to the junction BUT NOT crossing the 2 ways road?
Is the offence because of the long white line on the roadside (without any curb)? What is the definition of this long white line and is there a written undang-undang on this? If this line is on our left, can we make a turn in to the left since there is no curb? can we come out from this line but keep to the left lane? Can we make a turn from this white line to the right lane on the main road? We can’t cross the the road to the junction opposite as described earlier.
Another situation as below. What are the offences for both drivers if Car B hit Car A in the middle of the 2 ways road marks XX and YY.
T-Junction, Long white line without curb,
car A intends to cross from here straight to
the junction opposite the road
S H O P L O T S
2 ways road in
> >> > > > > > > > > > > > front of the shoplots
< < < < < < < < < < < < < < both ends of the road
empty, A are the junctions to the
ppl park V main road.
_____________________ | ^ v |______
long white line on roadside
– – – – – – – – XX- – – – – – – – – – – – Main Road
| ^ | V | white line with curb
Car B intends to make a right turn
after looking at both sides with no
Cross a long white ling from left to right is disallowed. Crossing from right to left, likewise is also disallowed. According to your diagram, B seems to be making a U turn in town area. This in reality is not advised. A is appearing to come out from a junction into a main road. If A and B should collide in an accident, my opinion is B would be in the wrong.
Dear Mr Yap,
Thanks for your reply. Below is a better view as the earlier msg was jumbled up.
S H O P L O T S
Here is a 2-way road
in front of shoplots
that can go to Junction 1
J1 A J2
| | V | |
| |__|_______________________| |__|______
long white line
B wants to head to =>>
2-way Main Road
| ^ | |
At this T-junction, A tries to cross the 2-way main road straight to the
junction where B comes from. B comes out from junction 3 and heads to the
right. What are the offences for both A and B if B hit A at location XX and YY?
What is the difference between the whilte long line and yellow long line on the roadside? Cross a long white line from left to right and vice versa are not allowed. Is crossing a long white line to left allowed? Does this line white line also mean cannot park at the road side?
With clearer diagrams from you, here are the answer to your questions. If A and B should collide, B would be in the wrong as he is making a U turn in town. Unless, where the U turn B is making is officially permitted, then A will then be in the wrong.
White line and yellow lines on the side of the road denote “no parking”.
Hi Mr Yap, would like to seek for your advise regarding MBPJ summon. I got 20 MBPJ summons since 2010 whereby the car is registered under my aunt name but i am the driver. My aunt do not own a driving licence thus there is no impact on renewing licence for us but i afraid my roadtax is affected. I heard MBPJ will take action on unpaid summon and brings to the court too. I got rm100 for each summon, amount to pay would be rm2000. Please advise what is the best way to settle this. Appreciate your help. thank you!
You have been lucky so far. See MBPJ soon. Discuss how you can get a discount. Don’t get blacklisted.
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I got a letter from jpj saying that I committed an offense:- ran a traffic light.
When I went to the jpj office to ask them to show me proof that I committed the offense, it clearly showed that I in fact didn’t run the light. The officers there kept insisting I did. After arguing my case with them , they charged me with a different offense stopping after the white line. That day, I was in manjung, perak, not familiar with the roads, i did not noticed the traffic lights until it was too late. I stopped but only after the white line. I called JPJ Putrajaya, and they informed me that as long as I stopped at the light I did not commit an offense. Have I committed an offense? If so how much is the penalty? Rm300.00 same as running a light? Please advise. Thanks.
Yours is a difficult problem to decide. It’s a matter of opinion. If the authorities insist that you’ve committed an offense, then there’s not much you can do. Running a red light is RM300. Try appealing though.
Dear Cikgu Yap,
My girlfriend is a foreigner (British passport) who is on a visitor visa and without any prior driving experience would like to obtain a driving license here in Malaysia.
Would that be possible??
She would be getting an employment pass soon. Can she get a driving license without an employment pass at the moment?
Thank you for your help in advance.
Those on visa visits not allowed to secure a Malaysian driving license. If she has a work permit, yes.
saya memandu m/lori 1 tan bertayar 4, ketika melalalui lebuhraya NKVE, saya berada di lorong tengah, dan telah di saman polis trafik, dengan alasan ‘ memandu tidak capai lorong kiri’ saya merasa hairan. adakah saya melakukan kesalahan kerana saya BUKAN berada di lorong paling kanan sekali. soalan saya:
1. adakah kenderaan lori 1 tan dilarang berada di lorong tengah ( nkve ada 3 lorong)
2. adakah lorong tengah juga di kira lorong memotong?.
3. apakan definisi kenderaan berat?
segala penerangan Mr Yap saya ucapkan terima kasih.
Lori pengankutan mengikut undang-undang seharusnya jalan di lorong paling tepi kiri sekali. Berjalan di lorong tengah merupakan salah. Pada pendapat saya, kenderaan-kenderaan selain daripada kereta saloon boleh di anggap kenderaan berat.
Dear Mr Yap,
I came across your blog while searching for some answers to the problem faced by my brother , He is a taxidriver for about 8 years now. Recently he received a JPJ summon for crossing a red light, though he said it was not yet red. Nevertheless, he got demerit points. Though he has made several appeals, he was issued a letter for suspension of his licence for 3 months (due to some other additional demerit points issued before).
He was informed that he can still use his PSV licence to continue driving his taxi during the suspension period. Is this correct??
What other options does he has? Hope you can give some views on this.
Thank you & best regards,
Normally, a license is suspended for a year. My experience tells me a person cannot drive if his license is suspended. Therefore the advice given to you seems to be incorrect.
I’m writing to let you know that we posted an article, “10 Reasons Why Bicyclists and Motorists have Trouble Coexisting“. I just thought I’d share it with you in case you thought it would appeal to your readers.
Thanks for time!
Here goes the story of my car.. I bought my 1974 mini cooper around 8 years ago… And now have a buyer for it. We brought the carrot inspection and found that the car had two chassis numbers due to it being a half cut car. My question is how do I go about changing the ownership o the vehicle if I can’t get pass inspection?
We never had an accident or welded 2 cars together in the 8 years we had the car.. Somehow the previous owner was able to change the ownership as previously puspakom was non existent. So we really didn’t know it was twO chassis welded together.
Anyway to get around the transfer of ownership without inspection? I was told about a B2 certificate or form from puspakom would be able to help.. Is that true? I am really confused…
In my opinion, Puspakom will not pass a vehicle which has been joined up like your case. Do not attempt to transfer ownership without inspection. You will face insurance coverage problem if accidents happen later on. If I were you, I’d seek JPJ advice immediately.
I have found your blog very informative and helpful, but I just have a few questions I was hoping you could clarify. I understand that the PJP computerized test can be taken in English, but can the practical test be done with English instructors too? I was also wondering whether you have to be a Malaysian resident or national to be able to get a Malaysian driving license. I am 17, living in Singapore and would like to pass my learners’ in Malaysia now so I can focus on my studies later on, but I am neither Malaysian nor a permanent resident in Malaysia. Is it still possible to obtain the license even if I live overseas?
Felix van Oost
Highway Code can be done in English. If you are a student and possess all the necessary documents, you can take up driving in Malaysia.
Hi cikgu yap,
I have driving test next week,but I am afraid,I don’t know what to do.I have had 20 hours training with a female instructor.When I ask her how I am ,she just says that you ask too many questions,My slope is ok.I can do the side parking sometimes good and sometimes not,but my instructor always shout at me from the first session I had class with her,My 3 point turn is also ok,but I have stress a lot,what should I do?I have decided that if I couldn’t get the license I won’t sit at the car forever,please pray for me.Please give me some guide about my test.
Hi Cikgu Yap and Will Yap,
I was very surprised when I stumble onto your blog while doing some research. My dad opened an office which offers driving certification at Wangsa Maju area. I am also helping my dad regulate a blog as well. I wanted to ask if it will be okay for me to put up a link on my blog linking to your blog as I find it very informative and may be useful for our current and future students. Thank you very much for your time.
You are welcome to do so.
Hello Mr. Yap,
I will have test soon,Should I bring my smart card with myself on test date?
Just my L license and My Identity card are enough?
Thanks a lot
The things required are Mykad, and your L.
Hello Mr. Yap,
Unfortunately I failed my road test,I coudn’t pull down the hand brake because it was too hard and firm for me,the car I used to practice with just had a soft brake,I had enrolled in a driving school not JPJ.Now what should I do?I also failed my side parking,too.I only had 18 hours lesson,in your opinion,what’s better to do before going for another test,I already enrolled for next week test ,but I am not sure;It was my first time.Is it better to go for the test next week or practice with the same car?Can I cancel it?How about the hand brake?what can I do?I can drive almost good with my instructor’s car,but how about SDC car?Please help me,I am really sad and don’t want to experience again.Next week test or going for lesson?:(:(:(:(:(
Thank you very much
If you are not confident, cancel your next test and learn your parking and slope a few more times. When using your instructor’s car, you are able to perform all your parking, slope and 3 point manoeuvres, as you are used to the vehicle. During tests, a completely different car is used and as such you are not accustomed to it and therefore you can’t perform well enough. Don’t be discouraged. Persevere and I’m sure you’ll succeed eventually.
Dear Mr. Yap,
I am 58 years old. After retiring 3 years ago, I have been idling at home and doing nothing productive and it is beginning to get quite boring. My wife still works fulltime, so I am left alone in the house. We have no children. I am thinking of renting and driving a taxi to while away my time while earning an income. I’ve been driving since my early 20’s, have a valid driver’s licence, physically strong and very healthy and knows KL/PJ roads quite well. Can you tell me where I can rent a taxi from a taxi permit holder? Thank you.
Before anything, to get PSV badge, you’ll have to attend a few courses / test at an institute. Then you’ll have to sit a practical test for taxis at a large institute which cater for taxi tests. Finally, approach taxi drivers at taxi stations about renting a taxi part time.
Thank you for your prompt response on the procedures. Do you provide such courses and practical tests? It would be great if you do. Otherwise, could you recommend some name/s of suitable institutes/centres where I can approach for such courses and practical tests and how much it costs? I would appreciate if you could, besides replying in your website, also respond to my queries by sending it to my email address too. Thanks a lot!
You can approach Safety Driving Institute in Petaling Jaya. Sorry, I am unable to quite you the cost for courses offered.
hello cikgu Yap,
Kereta saya mengalami pelanggaran dengan kereta kerajaan.Jadi, saya diminta oleh pihak balai polis untuk meninggalkan kereta untuk dinilai oleh jkr.Adakah harus bagi saya untuk meninggalkan kereta di balai?Buat pengetahuan cikgu Yap, kereta masih boleh di bawa pulang, hanya mengalami kerosakan di bahagian cermin lampu sebelah kiri, mudgud kemek dan bumper longgar.Lain-lain kerosakan saya tidak saya ketahui.Terima kasih.
Kes anda agak unik. Ia melibatkan kenderaan kerajaan seperti kereta ambulans, polis ataupun bomba. Di bawah Seksen 60 Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987, polis berhak menahan kenderaan anda untuk pemeriksaan oleh pihak JKR. Harap anda memahami keadaan yang sebenar.
Hello Cikgu Yap,
I was very surprised when I found your blog in relation of driving matters while doing some driving research. I’m currently driving a manual car, and sometimes i drove my car till the RPM meter reaches 5000-6000. Will it cause any harm to the engine?
Speed of your car should commensurate with the gears you’re using. Do not worry about the RPM.
Greetings to my fellow driving instructor, Mr Yap,
I would like to express my gratefulness to you for providing this very informative articles of Road & Transport concerns. I have been referring to all your articles to improve my knowledge regarding these matters. It has been a very usefull for me indeed.
For your information, I am also a qualified driving instructor (obtained my SM2 in 2010) and have since been working as a driving instructor in Terengganu.
I hope that you would not mind if I copied your articles and use it for my referrence.
Again, I thank you a lot for this great articles and wish you a very good luck in your future and undertakings….
Welcome to my blog. Glad it has helped you. By all means, go ahead with your plans to use my articles.
Hello Cikgu Yap, macam mana nak hilangkan rasa takut memandu ye? saya seorang guru, baru je posting d sekolah luar bandar. pekerjaan saya sangat – sangat memerlukan saya untuk memandu sendiri tetapi saya berasa sangat takut dan panik untuk memandu. Tolong beri tips. Terima Kasih cikgu.
Tips saja tidak cukup. Dapatkan seorang jurulatih untuk dapatkan kelas-kelas yang lebih.
Hi, I have a question. Previously I have done my test and get LDL licence at kl and now wan to chg to driving school in jb. They told me need to get the changing school letter from my previous school in kl but my previous school keep mention that no such doc.
please help to provide more information on changing school and doc needed.
Thank you .
Since Dec 2014, the new JPJ syllabus allows LDL from one state to test in another. Most institutes follow this procedure. No documents / letter required. Do O2 (5 1/2) hours and O3 (10) hours in new institutes.
Hi I have a question, I relocated to Malaysia from the UK 3 years ago, and am about to exchange my licence for a local CDL licence. I have held a UK CDL for over 20 years for several classes upto 7.5ton inc trailers. My question is this, my licence also covers me for 500cc plus motorcycles on an LDL. When I convert my licence, I also want to obtain a motorcycle licence for up to 500cc (not really interested in bigger). When I convert, can I obtain a CDL or PDL for bikes upto 500cc. At first I only want a 250cc, but may want to upgrade later.