KUALA LUMPUR — April 14, 2015: The cost for obtaining a driving licence for cars and motorcycles will remain the same after new rules require learner drivers to sit for only one test on road traffic regulations.
The decision was made after a study on restructuring the examination and curriculum to combine both tests.
“The price for courses remains the same,” Road Transport Department (RTD) director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmadhe said when met at the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory RTD Day celebration here today.
Ismail had earlier hinted on a possible reduction in the fees following the Transport Ministry’s announcement that individuals taking car and motorcycle tests now needed to sit for only one road traffic examination.
In this regard, RTD has set a ceiling price of RM350 for a B2 licence (motorcycle) course by driving institutes while the rate for manual cars is
RM1,150 and RM1,250 for automatic cars.
Ismail said the department is also working with Customs on cases of illegal entry of cars from tax free islands such as Labuan and Langkawi to the mainland which results in leakages in Customs’ tax system. — Bernama