JPJ now considering to let people use the birthday date as an expiry date for vehicle driving license. It is a good step to ensure all drivers to remember when they need to renew their license. But need to sort out some issue regarding the late renewal date etc. What do you think?
Using one’s birthday as the expiry date for their driving licence is being considered by the Road Transport Department.
Transport Minister said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said Tuesday this was because many drivers used the excuse that they had forgotten to renew their licence when they were caught driving with an expired one.
“If the holder’s next birthday is less than six months after the expiry date of their licence, the fee for the period will be free of charge,” he told a press conference at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur.
However, he said, if the period between the holder’s next birthday and the expiry date of the licence was more than six months, they would be charged 50% of the renewal fee.
He said licence holders were still allowed to renew their licences for up to five years if such a system was implemented.