JPJ To Revoke Driving Institution Permits For Producing Reckless Drivers With A Code On Our Licenses

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Some people say students are as good as their teachers. If you’re a reckless driver, your teacher and you may soon be in trouble…

The Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) is set to revoke the license and permit of driving institutions that produce drivers who violate traffic laws and get into accidents.

The action will be done by including a code on the driver’s license which will ease the authorities to detect which driving institution the offenders went to.

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“If there is a lot of traffic violation records or lethal traffic collisions detected from a driving institutions, we will not hesitate to suspend or revoke the permit,” said the head director of JPJ, Datuk Zailani Hashim.

He also said that the Driving Institution’s Licensing Committee holds the right to decide if a driving institution’s permit should be suspended or revoked and to retract the certificate of the teaching staff who is not qualified.

As of now, there are about 10,569 teaching staffs who are qualified to teach in the driving institutes.

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Zailani added that the decision is a lesson to both the driver and the driving institutions that they should train the future drivers by following the right module.

In the meantime, JPJ will also conduct an audit to detect if there are any issues with the driving institutes that are found to produce a high number of inefficient drivers.

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The code on the driver’s license will be introduced in April this year during the launch of e-testing.

Do you agree with JPJ’s method in reducing traffic collisions? Could this mark the end of the “gerenti lulus” package? Only time will tell.