PETALING JAYA: Those who possess a motorcycle or driver’s licence will be exempted from sitting for the theory exam again if they wish to obtain another licence for a different vehicle class.
Transport minister Loke Siew Fook said this will come into effect on Sept 15.
“For example, if someone has passed the theory exam for a motorcycle licence, they do not need to sit for the exam for a second time if they want to obtain a licence to drive a car,” he said in a statement today.
However, they must still undergo practical lessons and sit for the circuit as well as on-the-road tests.
Loke said they will have to renew their learner’s licence before registering at their driving school.
He said the minimum age of eligibility for a motorcycle licence remains at 16, and 17 for cars.
He also said this initiative will make it easier for those interested to obtain other vehicle class licences without compromising on the competence of drivers and motorcycle riders.
“This initiative is based on public feedback and aimed at saving time and costs (for people) to obtain legitimate licences,” he said.
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