Your Driving License Might Be Revoked
Have you checked the expiry of your driving license? The various lockdowns in the past 2 years had caused much disruption to the civil service, and the Road Transport Department / Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan was not spared. As a result, the government had issued a moratorium that allowed for the delay of driving license renewals to ease the administrative backlog.
This moratorium however, expired on 31 December 2021 and everyone with an expired driving license is expected to renew them. But according to the department, a significant number have yet to renew their expired licenses. As such, the RTD / JPJ is giving these license holders up to 30 June 2022 to sort this out. Subsequently, any license not renewed will be revoked.
Furthermore, if you are caught this month driving with an expired license, you will be issued a summons for driving without a valid license. After 30 June 2022, you will attract a fine as well as have your license revoked if it has expired beyond the allowed timeframe determined by RTD / JPJ.
The types of driving licenses involved include the CDL (Competent Driving License), GDL (Goods Driving License), PSV (Public Service Vehicle), LDL (Learner’s Driving License) and PDL (Probationary Driving License). PDLs that have lapsed for more than a year will be considered invalid; likewise for LDLs that have lapsed for 2 years. For the CDLs, GDLs and PSVs, it is 3 years. Breach these timelines and your license will be revoked and you will have to start again from scratch, going through the full process of getting a driving license.
If you do not wish to re-live that part of your youth then you are strongly encouraged to get the renewal done before the month ends. You have the option of renewing at a RTD / JPJ branch, post office or online via MyEG, depending on the type of license.