Procedure To Get Driving License

How to Get Driving License?

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Driver's licence (or driving licence) is required in malasiya before a person is allowed to drive a motor vehicle of any description on a road in that country like any other countries in the world an individual must possess a valid driving licence before being permitted to drive on the road and driving licence holders are subject to all traffic rules stated in the Malaysian Road Transportation Act 1987.

Types of driving licence:

Here there are five major types of driving license in Malaysia namely:-

The Learner's Driving Licence (LDL) - license possessed by learners in driving schools they must first attend a 5 hour safety course then a theory test and finally another 6 hour course for maintaining a manual car. The Licence holders are only permitted to drive cars displaying the L plate owned by driving schools under the supervision of a driving school instructor. To the motorcycle learner's licence holders they are permitted to ride a motorcycle without a pillion. Learner's licence may be renewed every 3 or 6 months but the licence cannot be possessed for more than 2 years after the 2 years due date the licence holders may go to JPJ to renew their L license.

The Probationary Driving Licence (PDL) - License possessed by new drivers who have passed all the driving lesson procedures and tests. The New drivers are subject to the 10 point KEJARA demerit point system where points will be deducted according to the types of traffic infractions. The Licence will be revoked after a probationary licence holder accumulates 10 demerit points. The probationary drivers are required to display the probationary licence plate (marked with white capital P in square red background) at the front and back of their respective vehicles. An probationary licence may be upgraded to a full competent driving licence after 2 years and a grace period of a year is given to upgrade the licence before the licence holder may need to restart the whole driving lesson procedures.

The Competent Driving Licence (CDL) - A full-fledged driving licence being upgraded from the probationary licence after 2 years. The CDL holders are subject to the 15point KEJARA system before their licence may be suspended or revoked. The Competent driving licence may be renewed after every 1 2 3 or 5 years. An grace period of three years is given to renew the licence before the licence holder may need to restart the whole driving lesson procedures.

The Vocational Driving Licence (VDL) or Commercial Driving Licence - Special driving licence for commercial vehicle drivers such as lorries and busses issued jointly with the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Authority (LPKP).

The International Driving Permit (IDP) -The International driving licence for Malaysian drivers to drive in foreign countries foreigners with IDP issued by their respective countries may also be allowed to drive in Malaysia for a period of 1 year.

note: In addition to the above foreigners can drive with License issued in their country (depending on category A or B) after due procedures.