Sunday, October 2

Licence synchronisation receives good response

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MELAKA: A total of 33,238 Competent Driving Licence (CDL) holders have synchronised their licence expiry with their birth dates since it was implemented on Monday.

Road Transport Department (JPJ) director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan said despite the positive feedback, motorists
need not rush to renew their licences.

“They can go to JPJ counters or post offices any time for renewal whereby the synchronisation will be carried out automatically by the system.

“Based on reports from the JPJ, the synchronisation was carried out without any hitch from the counters or public,” he told reporters after visiting the Melaka JPJ Office in Bukit Katil, here yesterday.

Solah said the synchronisation will be beneficial to licence holders as it would remind them of the expiry dates so they can avoid being issued a summons for driving without a valid licence.

“What’s more worrying is when the licence has expired and the motorist gets into an accident. This can cause their insurance to be void,” he said.

He added that the initiative also aimed to prevent drivers who failed to renew their licence in three years from sitting for the competency test to obtain their licence again. — Bernama