The Road Transport Department (JPJ) has issued a reminder to vehicle owners that the usage of fancy number plates that are confusing or unclear is against the law. Vehicle owners are advised to follow the vehicle number plate specification as defined under the Road Transport Act 1987.
JPJ has also shared several fancy plate examples that have gone viral on social media. It said that the vehicle owners are liable for further action and they will be investigated. Individuals found breaking the rule can be slapped with a fine of not more than RM3,000 under Section 14 (4) of the Land Transport Act.
How to report fancy plates?
JPJ has urged the public to report any vehicles that have installed confusing, blur or fancy plates for further action. To do so, just snap a picture and send it along with other details via email to aduantrafik [@] jpj.gov.my.
JPJ number plate specs
According to JPJ’s specs for car number plates, each digit must have a width of 30mm and a height of 47mm. Each number must be spaced with a 10mm gap. For motorcycles, the dimensions for each digit are smaller (40mmx30mm) and the gap between each number is 7mm.
Standardised plates are vital to enable Multi-lane free-flow highway experience in Malaysia. Just recently, PLUS has deployed RFID with Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system along the Hutan Kampung – Sungai Dua stretch. With the added number plate recognition feature, vehicles can pass through the RFID lane at a higher speed compared to SmartTAG. For RFID to be adopted properly and widely without barriers, highway operators would need to be able to track all vehicles for payment purposes including vehicles that don’t use RFID.
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