Public can still drive with expired driving licence

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By John Isaac

THE public can still drive if their Motor Vehicle Licence (MVL) or driver’s licence expired during the movement control order (MCO) period, provided the vehicle’s insurance is still valid.

Owners of private vehicles were still exempted from renewing their MVL and driver’s licence during the MCO period as announced by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong on March 24, said the Road Transport Department (JPJ) in a statement.

However, it said JPJ had now allowed Pos Malaysia to carry out driver’s licence and MVL renewals for private vehicles.

“JPJ understands the public’s grouses on JPJ office counters currently only catering to commercial vehicles and certain types of transactions,” the statement said, adding that JPJ counter transactions were being expanded in stages to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

“To support the resumption of economic activities, the current focus is on commercial vehicle transactions only.

“JPJ will gradually open up counters for other transactions, including those related to private vehicles,” it said as reported by Bernama.