Age, in addition to the length of being B2-licensed are among the many elements which have to be thought of earlier than the proposal for the automated improve to a full B license for bikes might be finalised, mentioned deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The matter might be finalised in detailed conferences with the street transport division (JPJ) and the visitors investigation and enforcement division (JSPT) of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) quickly, the deputy prime minister mentioned, reported Bernama.
“What we mentioned earlier is that there’s a sure age restrict, that means the applicant should be 35 years [of age] and above, and so they should maintain a B2 license for a particular interval earlier than being eligible for a full B license. We’ll finalise this matter within the conferences with JPJ and JSPT,” the deputy prime minister mentioned at an engagement session with Persatuan Motosikal Malaysia in Putrajaya right now.
When it comes to bike license classification in Malaysia, the B2 license is for license holders to function bikes of as much as 250 cc capability, whereas the total B license permits the license holder to function bikes with no higher restrict restriction on engine capability.
Earlier this month, transport minister Anthony Loke had mentioned that the matter of the B2 to full B license computerized upgrading continues to be below evaluation by the transport ministry attributable to ‘varied viewpoints’.
In the meantime, Loke mentioned that the choice to routinely improve B2 license holders to a full B license isn’t simple as a result of JSPT statistics present that almost all of street accidents contain people aged between 16 and 35.
“We have a look at the info, [and] if those that have simply obtained a B2 license are given a [full] B license, they might act recklessly. If they’re a bit older, they might be extra skilled apart from having duties to their households, and so forth,” Loke mentioned.
The automated upgrading of bike licenses was first proposed in August final yr, submitted by Superbikers Affiliation Malaysia (SAM) president Datuk Abdul Halim Sulaiman. This submission proposed that holders of the B2 bike licence with its 250 cc restrict, be upgraded to the total class B license after three years, on the situation the B2 licence holder doesn’t commit any critical visitors offences.
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