Did you know that you are no longer required to display the road tax sticker on your car window? This is due to the Malaysian Transport Ministry (JPJ) effort to go digital. Now, Malaysians only need to have the digital copies of their road ta (digital road tax) and driving license on the official JPJ app on their smartphones.
Read more to find out what are the 5 things you should know about the new digital road tax.
Do I need to buy road tax since I do not have to display it?
The obvious answer is, yes. Even though you do not need to display road tax on the window of your vehicle, you still need to have a valid road tax and driving license. The Transport Minister, Anthony Loke mentioned that those who drive without a valid road tax or driving license would face consequences of the law as usual.
What happens during road blocks?
When you are stopped at a road block, you can show the digital copy of your road tax and driving license to the law enforcement officer via the JPJ app. However, the Transport Minister also mentioned that law enforcement officers will start using a special gadget, to scan vehicles as they pass by. There is no need to be worried about how to show your digital road tax if you do not have your smartphone with you at that moment.
What happens if I drive someone else’s vehicle?
Not all of us can afford to own a car and it is completely understandable. If you are driving a family member or friend’s vehicle, law enforcement officers will do checks based on IC number (to check for a driving license) and number plate (to check for a road tax).
Can I still choose to get a physical road tax sticker?
For now, yes. The Transport Minister mentioned that road users who are not ready for this new change, can still choose to buy road tax stickers or buy physical driving license at any JPJ counters. However, it may not be long until having a digital one becomes compulsory.
How can I buy a digital road tax?
All you have to do is register for an account at JPJ’s web portal or the MyJPJ app, which can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei App Gallery. Once you have an account, you can proceed to buy or renew your road tax and driving license.
Below is a screenshot on how it will look in the app, once you have a digital copy of your road tax and driving license:
These are the 5 things that you should know regarding the new digital road tax. If you have more questions on this new system, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the JPJ department’s hotline at 03-2724 2522.
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