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B2 to full B bike license auto improve dangerous if rushed; kapchai and superbikes are two various things: PIMA

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B2 to full B bike license auto upgrade risky if rushed; <em>kapchai</em> and superbikes are two different things: PIMA

The proposal for an automated improve of the B2 motorbike license to a full B motorbike license should be additional scrutinised because it may have implications for the nation’s highway security system, and plenty of issues should be considered earlier than permitting the automated improve of licenses for motorcyclists, Malaysian Driving Institute Affiliation (PIMA) president Mat Aris Bakar mentioned, based on the New Straits Occasions.

This contains the statistics of accidents involving motorcyclists and their self-discipline on the highway, as based mostly on statistics, two-wheeler occupants, each riders and pillion riders, make up the best highway fatalities, the PIMA president mentioned.

“Moreover, kapchai [underbone motorcycles] and superbikes [large engine capacity bikes] are two various things. To trip a superbike, it not solely requires a [full] B license, but additionally further abilities and competency that one doesn’t get when getting their B2 license. Security must be entrance and centre of the consideration because the transfer can endanger the lives of these unfamiliar with the distinction in [license] lessons,” he mentioned.

The transfer to robotically improve a motorcyclist’s B2-class license to a full B license may regress the nation’s automobile licensing system because it entails the competency of the rider, he mentioned, including that those that acquired their full B license by means of the automated improve could not have their licenses recognised by overseas nations.

B2 to full B bike license auto upgrade risky if rushed; <em>kapchai</em> and superbikes are two different things: PIMA

For the classification of bike licenses in Malaysia, the B2 license is for license holders to function bikes of as much as 250 cc capability, whereas the total B license permits the license holder to function bikes with no higher restrict restriction on engine capability.

Yesterday, deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi mentioned {that a} rider’s age and the period of being B2-licensed are among the many elements which have to be thought-about earlier than the proposal for the automated improve to a full B license for bikes might be finalised.

Earlier this month, transport minister Anthony Loke mentioned that the matter of robotically upgrading B2 licenses to full B licenses is nonetheless below evaluation by the transport ministry, and later famous that the choice to robotically improve B2 license holders to a full B license just isn’t simple as a result of JSPT statistics present that almost all of highway accidents contain people aged between 16 and 35.

The automated upgrading of bike 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 total class B license after three years, on the situation the B2 licence holder doesn’t commit any critical visitors offences.

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