“Is it expensive to get a car/motorcycle license?”
FYI, the Driving Institute's Licensing Committee (JKPIM) under the management of the Road Transport Department of Malaysia (JPJ) has already set the ceiling price for driver's license prices. But, there aren't many driving institutes that are following these prices.
Let’s take a look at the price differences...
|Car & Motorcycle License Prices|
|Category||Class||Ceiling price||*Driving Institute Price (Estimation)|
|Motorcycle not exceeding 250 cc||B2||RM350||RM350 - RM500|
|Motorcycle not exceeding 500 cc||B||RM900||RM900 - RM1,100|
|Manual transmission car||D||RM1,150||RM1,150 - RM1,300|
|Automatic transmission car||DA||RM1,250||RM1,250 - RM1,500|
So far, JPJ seems okay with the prices set by the Driving Institute, as long as it doesn’t cut throat…
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Based on JPJ’s FAQ page:
Meanwhile, according to a report by paultan.org, JPJ Deputy Director (Operations), Datuk Ahmad Ahmadirir Wan Sulaiman shared, "Driving Institutions should not charge more than the ceiling price, but based on the survey made, the price is higher due to the additional charges imposed by the institution".
“Road Transport Department (JPJ) do not set the price to learn to drive at any Driving Institute. As a learner driver candidate, it is the sole responsibility of the candidate to make a comparison in terms of price and quality of services offered several Driving Institutes prior to making the decision to learn to drive at any Driving Institute.”
He added that this additional charge is usually imposed when the driving school needs to pick up and send the student (you) to places. But, the Driving Institutes need to show the price breakdown in the receipt.
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Our Transport Minister Anthony Loke, has already warned the Driving Institutes about this matter. He said:
In short, make a wise choice. If you feel that the price way too high, ditch that Driving Institute and look for others. You can also make a complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Consumers have the right to know what they paid for. The driving institute may collect additional fees such as commuting from home to institute but it is an option only, and the service must be displayed on the receipt. The driving institute cannot force students to take a designated package.
"For those who violate this rule, I will not hesitate to revoke the Driving Institue license, which will need to be renewed every year.”
p.s. For those who already have the license and car/motorcycle, if you want to renew your motorcycle or car insurance, together with road tax, can just CLICK HERE.