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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Driving schools may be penalised for students’ traffic offences


There are currently 10,569 certified driving instructors in the country, according to JPJ. (Bernama pic)

KOTA BHARU: The road transport department (JPJ) has plans to suspend or revoke permits of driving institutes with “many students” who committed traffic offences or were involved in accidents.

JPJ director-general Zailani Hashim said statistics from the traffic investigation and enforcement department and JPJ showed that 80% of road accidents were due to human negligence.

He said JPJ had plans to insert a code in driving licences to identify which driving school that a driver had attended.

The idea is still in the planning stage and is expected to be included in the e-Testing system to be introduced in April.

Zailani said the records showed that there were 10,569 certified driving instructors in Malaysia. “However, there is a backlog of 1,779 applications due to Covid-19 restrictions on activities such as courses, seminars and workshops,” he said. - FMT

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