The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has found that superbike riders are abusing their learner’s driving licence (L) for an extended period, including when taking part in motorcycle convoys.
According to NST, JPJ deputy director-general (Planning and Operations) Aedy Fadly Ramli said the department found that these motorcyclists do not have both licences (L and Class B) and are not supposed to ride motorcycles with a capacity of more than 250cc.
“These motorcyclists are advised to get a Class B licence immediately because they can face severe legal action if caught without a proper licence.” he was quoted as saying.
He said this after the department conducted the ‘Ops Lejang’ Phase 1 at the Bentong Toll Plaza on Sunday (24 July).
Meanwhile, Aedy said out of the 3,000 motorcycles inspected, 796 motorcyclists were issued summonses for various traffic offences in the operations that started at 8am.
“Most of the offences were related to not having a driving licence and valid road tax,” he said.
He also revealed that from 2018 to June this year, JPJ inspected a total of 3.7 million motorcycles nationwide and found that a whopping 1.3 million motorcyclists had been issued summonses in the last 5 years.
“Among the highest offences were riding without a licence which comprised 471,665 cases, riding with expired licences (313,174 cases) and no insurance coverage (299,772 cases)”.
With this, he said JPJ will increase monitoring and enforcement activities on federal and state highways and roads to deal with illegal racing and dangerous riding.
Nonetheless, for a motorcyclist to legally ride a motorcycle with 250cc and above, they must possess a class ‘B2’ license.
As for those who wish to operate a superbike or any high-performance machine of around more than 500cc on the road, they must possess a full class B license.