Age, in addition to the period of being B2-licensed are among the many elements which should be thought-about earlier than the proposal for the automated improve to a full B license for bikes will be finalised, mentioned deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The matter shall be finalised in detailed conferences with the street transport division (JPJ) and the visitors investigation and enforcement division (JSPT) of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) quickly, the deputy prime minister mentioned, reported Bernama.
“What we mentioned earlier is that there’s a sure age restrict, which means the applicant should be 35 years [of age] and above, they usually should maintain a B2 license for a particular interval earlier than being eligible for a full B license. We are going to finalise this matter within the conferences with JPJ and JSPT,” the deputy prime minister mentioned at an engagement session with Persatuan Motosikal Malaysia in Putrajaya at the moment.
When it comes to motorbike license classification in Malaysia, the B2 license is for license holders to function bikes of as much as 250 cc capability, whereas the complete B license permits the license holder to function bikes with no higher restrict restriction on engine capability.
Earlier this month, transport minister Anthony Loke had mentioned that the matter of the B2 to full B license automated upgrading continues to be underneath evaluate by the transport ministry resulting from ‘varied viewpoints’.
In the meantime, Loke mentioned that the choice to mechanically improve B2 license holders to a full B license just isn’t simple as a result of JSPT statistics present that almost all of street accidents contain people aged between 16 and 35.
“We take a look at the information, [and] if those that have simply obtained a B2 license are given a [full] B license, they could act recklessly. If they’re a bit older, they could be extra skilled moreover having duties to their households, and so forth,” Loke mentioned.
The automated upgrading of motorbike licenses was first proposed in August final 12 months, submitted by Superbikers Affiliation Malaysia (SAM) president Datuk Abdul Halim Sulaiman. This submission proposed that holders of the B2 motorbike licence with its 250 cc restrict, be upgraded to the complete class B license after three years, on the situation the B2 licence holder doesn’t commit any severe visitors offences.
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