Saturday, May 30, 2009

Students to get discounts for motorbike licenses

KUALA LUMPUR: Concerned about the rising number of students who ride their motorcycles to school without a licence, the Road Safety Department and Safety Driving Centre has decided to offer them licences at a discounted rate from next month.

A survey conducted among secondary school students found that many of them did not possess a valid licence because the cost was beyond their reach, Road Safety Department director-general Datuk Suret Singh said.

He said parents should not allow their children to ride motorcycles without a licence as the authorities would take stern action against them in addition to confiscating the vehicle.

“Under the motorcycle licence promotion campaign, those who are applying for the B2 class of below 250cc will get a 50% discount from June 1 to Aug 31,” he told reporters after signing a memorandum of understanding between the Road Safety Department and Safety Driving Centre here Friday.

The three-month promotion is targeted at secondary school students aged between 15 and 19 and the licence package starts from RM199.

“There are no more excuses for students who don’t have a motorcycle licence; they can apply for it at the Safety Driving Centre in Petaling Jaya and Kelana Jaya,” he added.

In conjunction with the school holidays which started Friday, Suret also highlighted the need for motorists to take extra precautions when returning to their hometowns.

Meanwhile, the Road Safety Department has kick-started a road safety campaign at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Chow Kit in an effort to create public awareness on road safety issues.

Taken from The Star Online

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4 comments:

umi_e said...

baguslah kalau kerajaan dah mula sedar akan hal ini...

* lepas ni kalau masih ada lagi yang menunggang motor tnpa licence, mak-bapak dorang sekali masukkan lokap hehehehehehheeh

wan said...

yup. dlm kes ni, kesedaran di kalangan penunggang/pemandu adalah penting. dgn adanya insentif ini, penuggang 'haram' dapat dikurangkan dengan drastik.

tetapi, kadang2 walaupun berlesen, penunggang/pemandu tidak memandu dgn berhemah. sikap inilah yg paling mengecewakan

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

nice site. happy weekend wan.

wan said...

thanks Meryl.