You Can Still Drive with an Expired License & Roadtax Until RMCO is Over

source: Malay Mail

More than two million Malaysians’ licences and road taxes have expired during the Movement Control Order (MCO). However, no action will be taken against them, said Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid.

“Since March 18 and as of June 14, a total of 2,119,653 road tax and 2,184,508 driving licence are yet to be renewed. However, JPJ will not take action as they (drivers and vehicle owners) are exempted from renewing their driving licences and road tax under the MCO period,” he said at a press conference on Wednesday (17 June 2020).

He said for those whose road tax and licences have expired, the exemption would last as long as the Recovery MCO (RMCO) was in effect which is until 31 August 2020, but drivers must have valid insurance while on the road, according to The Star.

Datuk Seri Shaharuddin Khalid. source: Malay Mail

“We urge those whose road tax and driving licences have expired to renew. This is because enforcement will resume once the MCO ends and if there are no further extensions,” he said.

There are 855 JPJ counters nationwide that operate seven days a week for the public to renew their driving licence and road tax. Shaharuddin added that members of the public can renew their road tax online through mySikap and get it delivered by Pos Malaysia starting 1 July.

Although you won’t be fined for an expired driving licence or road tax, Shahruddin said JPJ will continue to take action against other traffic offences like speeding, using mobile devices while driving, using emergency lanes and not wearing seatbelts.

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