The government has no plans to lower the minimum age requirement for those looking to obtain a valid motorcycle riding license, The Star reports.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi demanded that the 16-year-old prerequisite is staying put for individuals who need to apply for a legitimate permit. He was inquired as to whether the base age (to get a bike riding permit) would be brought down since numerous understudies as of now go to and from school all alone vehicles.
“We feel that those underneath the age of 16 are not develop enough to be out and about,” he said when answering to the question postured to him by Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff in the Dewan Rakyat as of late.
This year, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) uncovered that around 93,600 understudies ride cruisers to class without an official and legitimate permit, with the office asking guardians to have their young people (matured 16 or more) to enlist in the MyLesen program.
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety (Miros) executive Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye additionally proposed that the minimum age to get a permit be diminished from 16 to 15 years. Be that as it may, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is requesting that the legislature to do the inverse – expanding the prerequisite to 21 years.
In a related matter, Ab Aziz likewise uncovered that as of September this year, 231,788 summonses were issued to motorists for different permit related offenses. This incorporates summonses for neglecting to recharge their permit, utilizing a driving permit not relating to the particular vehicle characterization, and ownership of a fake permit.
He clarified that the principle motivation behind why street clients don’t have a legitimate permit is not because of the cost related, but rather “state of mind and poor comprehension of the need one.” He included that projects, for example, 1JPJ 1Community and MyLesen were intended to help young people acquire B2 Class bike licenses.