Malaysian who have attained the age of 16 can obtain a B2 (motorcycle) or 17 for D (car) license. Those wanting to get an E license (lorry) must be 21 years or above. Those who want to get the above three classes of license must first of all pass the Highway Code test. The Highway Code exam is conducted in either English or Bahasa Malaysia.
JPJ also conducts test in oral for those not too proficient in the above two languages. For those in the above category, do seek the assistance of a good Driving Instructor or a reputable institute nearby.
Having passed the Highway Code test leads one to the next step, which is to attend a 6 Hours “Theory” course.
In this section, 3 hours is devoted to talking on how to maintain a good car condition. Aspects on how the JPJ conducts its test is also touch upon in this section. See the JPJ Undang-undang Passing Tips blog post.
The next 3 hours of the Theory class in reality is a Practical lesson conducted by your Instructor on a one to one basis.
Here, the course depend on how industrious your instructor is.
Normally, you will instruct on car maintenance, namely how to maintain well, things like the radiator, battery, brake fluid, engine oil, fan and air-con belts including also air pressure of the tyres.
At the end of the 3 hours session, I’m quite certain your knowledge about cars would have increased four fold.
Your instruction may even throw in instructing you how to change tyres in cases where you need to change punctured tyres they correct way.
Obtaining on L (Learner Probationary Drivers license) which last 3 months enables you to begin taking driving lessons.
One should take note not everyone can instruct you on the road lessons. Gone are the days where your father, uncle or husband who has the experience can teach you the mechanics of driving.
Today, the issuance of driving know-how is bestowed only to Driving School Instructors or those engaged by the Driving Institutes.
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