The transfer to a digital driver’s license is among the many newest within the Malaysian authorities’s strikes in digitalisation, which, along with automobile highway tax, could be renewed digitally by way of the MyJPJ cell app from February 1 this yr.
In an interview with Nasional FM (click on right here for video) recorded on Thursday (January 11), highway transport division (JPJ) director of car licensing Abdul Rahman Emang Anyie explains within the interview the modifications that include the implementation of digital highway tax and driver’s licenses.
The highway transport division fields all method of suggestions, says Abdul Rahman, and amongst them are anticipated eventualities comparable to when a motorist arrives at a roadblock. In that occasion, the digital license is enough, and if the motorist prefers to carry a bodily copy of their driver’s license, they might want to present the brand new format license that’s the printed slip, together with their expired bodily card.
What if it has been a protracted day, and one’s cell phone has run out of battery or is in any other case out of order? JPJ personnel may have a tool to verify on a motorist’s license just by checking towards their NRIC quantity, mentioned Abdul Rahman.
When it comes to highway tax, it’s not obligatory to show a bodily copy of the highway tax sticker on one’s automobile windscreen, efficient February 10 final yr. The place enforcement of highway tax compliance – comparable to at roadblocks – is worried, the automobile’s quantity plate is all that’s required, identical to how a licensed driver’s IC is sufficient for the checking of their driver’s license, Abdul Rahman mentioned within the interview.
Abdul Rahman additionally addresses the general public’s considerations by way of consistency between companies, such because the JPJ and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) in enforcement, and he says that the procedures as acknowledged have been communicated to and are understood by these enforcement companies.
The transfer to a digital type of highway tax (lesen kenderaan motor, or LKM) can be as a consequence of prior suggestions, specifically referring to the changing of highway tax stickers which motorists have discovered to be tough to take away, and might go away residue on their automobiles’ windscreens after removing.
Digitalisation of providers additionally assist to scale back the lengthy queues encountered at JPJ counters, the place motorists would traditionally have needed to be as a way to renew the highway tax for his or her automobiles. As with different digitalisation measures, the digital methodology for highway tax is along with present strategies of participating the providers of the JPJ, comparable to with Pos Malaysia, JPJ kiosks, and extra.
Going digital additionally has monetary advantages for the highway transport division; doing so will even save the JPJ RM96 million a yr, transport minister Anthony Loke mentioned final February.
What have your experiences been to this point with the digital highway tax and driver’s license, expensive readers? Has it been as seamless as deliberate? Tell us within the feedback.
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