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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Motorists can sync their licence expiry date with birthday

Updated: Wednesday October 19, 2011 MYT 5:12:48 PM


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By LIM WEY WEN


KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists can have their driving licence expiry date synchronised with their birthday from mid-November.



Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha announced Wednesday that the cabinet approved the move last week to make it easier for motorists to remember the expiry dates of their licence.
"There have been many cases where motorists only realised their driving licence had expired when they were stopped by the police or were in an accident. Now there is no excuse for them to forget their licence expiry dates any more," said Kong at a press conference at Wisma MCA here.


Under the new initiative, motorists whose licences expire after mid-November will be able to extend the validity of the licences to cover the dates in between their expiry date and their birth date.


Under the initiative, motorists whose birth dates are less than six months away from the expiry date of their licence will not be charged for the extra period of validity.


However, motorists who have birth dates that are equal to or more than six months away from the expiry date, will be charged a maximum licence fee of six months.


More in The Star Thursday.



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