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WHAT IS KEJARA ?

 

It is a system under which demerit points are awarded to a holder of a driving license who has been convicted of a scheduled offence or has paid the prescribed penalty under the scheduled offence of the Road Transport Act.

 

HOW DOES THE SYSTEM WORK ?

  • Drivers who are booked either by the Police or the Road Transport Department (RTD) and are found guilty for committing traffic offences as scheduled in the list of offences, will be given demerit points.

  • The demerit points given to a convicted driver will take effect from the date the offence is committed.

  • While for those who have accumulated 15 and above demerit points will be served with a "show-cause-notice" which must to be replied within a period of 14 days before action is taken to suspend their licenses.

  • Drivers who have accumulated 15 and above demerit points for the first time will have their licenses suspended for not more than six(6) months and for the following 15 and above demerit points, not more than twelve(12) months.

  • According to Article 5(5) of the Road Transport Act (Demerit Points) Rule 1997, the General Director of the RTD has the right to order drivers who have their licenses suspended more than once, to attend a Driving Rehabilitation Course.

  • As an incentive for a driver who received demerit points, the General Director of the RTD has the rights to deduct seven (7) demerit points from the total accumulated demerit points, provided the driver does not commit any of the scheduled offences for a period of 24 months consecutively from the date the last offence was committed.

  • When the driving license of a driver is suspended, he will be ordered to surrender his/her license immediately to the General Director of the RTD or to the Directors of the RTD in the states.

  • A person whose driving license is suspended under this system shall not drive or obtain a temporary driving license of any sort to drive any motor vehicle until the suspension is lifted.

  • Any driver who disobeys any of the directions issued by the General Director of the RTD is considered to have committed an offence and, if found guilty, could be sentenced to not more than six (6) months imprisonment or be fined not more than RM1,000 or both.

  • Pursuant to subsection 35A(3) of the Act, the power of the General Director to revoke a probationary driving license of a person shall be exercised after a person has been awarded a total of ten or more demerit points.

 

DEMERIT POINTS

 

PENALTY

 

1. 15 or more demerit points for the first time

Driving License suspended 6 months

2. 15 or more demerit points for the second time

Driving License suspended 12 months

3. 15 or more demerit points for the third time

Driving License suspended 12 months and has to attend a rehabilitation course

 

 

SCHEDULED OFFENCES

 

NO.

TYPE OF OFFENCES

 POINTS

01.

Driving or being in charge of motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (section 44, 45 and 45A of the Act)

15

02.

Reckless or dangerous driving (section 41 and 42 of the Act)

15

03.

Careless and inconsiderate driving (section 43 of the Act)

15

04.

Competition or trial of speed (section 81 of the Act)

15

05.

Without reasonable excuse, fails to provide a specimen of breath, blood or urine when required to do so [subsection 45B(4)or45c(6) of the Act.]

15

06.

Failing to conform to traffic light [rules 17 and 18 Traffic Signs (Size, Color and Type) Rules 1959]

10

 

07.

Exceeding speed limit imposed on a road or on vehicle (sections 40 and 69 of the Act):

Exceeding 40 km per hour

10

Exceeding 26 - 40 km per hour

8

Exceeding 1 - 25 km per hour

6

08.

Offences relating to overtaking and obstruction of overtaking (rule 6 of the Road Traffic Rules  1959)

8

09.

Failing to give a way to ambulance, fire engine, Customs, police or Road Transport Department vehicle (rule 9 of the Road Traffics Rules 1959)

8

10.

Offences committed by motorist at pedestrian crossing (section 75 of the Act.)

8

11.

Offences relating to driving on the left hand side of the road (rule 3 of the Road Traffic Rules 1959).

8

12.

Failing to stop at intersection [Sign No. 21,21A of Part 1 of Schedule to the Traffic Signs (Size, Color and Type) Rule 1959.]

8

13.

Neglecting to exercise due control over the movement of vehicle (Rules 10 and 17A of the Road Traffic Rules 1959)

8

14.

Using motor vehicle on restricted road (subsection 70(4) of the Act.)

5

15.

Disobeying traffic direction and sign (section 79of the Act.)

5

16.

Using bald tire [sub rule 105(2) Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Rules 1959].

5

17.

Overtaking on double line (continuous line) [paragraph 12(3)(a) of the Traffic Signs (Size, Color and Type) Rules 1959.

5

18.

Failing to conform to conditions attached to a Probationary Driving License [Rule 15A of the Motor Vehicles (Driving License) Rules 1992]

  • Failing to carry his probationary driving license with him whilst driving

  • Failing to display a distinguishing mark conspicuously in accordance with the diagram in the Sixth Schedule of the said Rules

  • Failing to ensure that the proportion of alcohol in his breath, blood or urine is at 0.00 level



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