If you have run a red light these past three days or have a niggling fear that you exceeded the speed limit whizzing past a speed trap, you had better check the RTD website
- Kejara system implemented since Apr 15
- Currently covers running red light and exceeding speed limit
- Check RTD website to see if you have unknowingly earned demerit points
If you have run a red light these past three days or have a niggling fear that you exceeded the speed limit whizzing past a speed trap, you had better check the Road Transport Department (RTD) website to see if you have already chalked up demerit points under the Kejara system, which has been implemented since Apr 15.
Running a red light will earn offenders four points for private vehicles, and six points for commercial vehicles such as buses and lorries. Depending on how much the speed limit was exceeded, speeding earns demerits from two to four points for private vehicles and four to six points for commercial vehicles.
Currently, the Kejara system covers only these two offences. Each of the different stages under Kejara has a maximum point limit of 20.
It’s not hard to ‘score’ demerit points with the tougher system in place, so it’s best and of course, safer, to abide by traffic rules. And you have been alerted to regularly checking if you have any demerit points to your name, lest you end up with no licence to drive.
Visit http://www.jpj.gov.my/documents/10157/60f66a26-0043-4ae8-b401-e888a7caf5d5 for more information on Kejara.