ďThis monthís expat survival looks at how to get your driving
license here in Malaysia. While many dread the thought of
driving in the Malaysia especially because of the KL traffic.
There are few better ways to see the city and indeed the
You can only use your overseas or international drivers license
for 3 months then you will need to get a Malaysian driverís
you already have a driverís license then it is important to
check with your embassy or a driving school for the procedure on
changing your license. You wonít have to surrender your
other license but there will be some procedures to follow.
When visiting the relevant authorities remember to bring along
your passport, work permit (or related info) and two passport sized
those first timers the following awaits you.
road safety course.
is conducted in Malay so take a good book and something to munch
on. The driving school will provide a booklet to study for
the written test.
test is not hard it consists of 45 multiple choice questions of
which you can only get 4 wrong. This test must be passed, if
not you can not start the practical lessons. More to the
point you have to sit the test again-a real waste of time.
of 16 hours of driving lessens.
is where the fun begins. Hope you like manual Kancils.
Itís not so bad-it teaches humility more than anything else.
Here you not only learn to drive but to park as well. The
instructors tend to be very helpful and will work on any problem
areas. All you need do is ask.
the driving tests. One on the open road, the other in a car
Donít be. Itís simple. Just do as you did in
practice, donít be in a rush and everything will be fine.
The car park test consists of performing a three point turn, a
hill start (which can be a little tricky) and reverse parking.
The open road is much more fun, just go for a drive for about 5
minutes, turn around and come back, again donít be in a rush.
Road Transport Department
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