Recently, a post about a driver who received traffic summons for failing to show his road tax in Petaling Jaya went viral. This comes as a surprise as the Transport Ministry has announced that physical road tax for private vehicles is no longer required following the introduction of digital road tax via MyJPJ.
The Royal Malaysia Police’s Headquarters for Petaling Jaya has acknowledged that a summon was issued by a patrolling police officer on 16th April at Jalan Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah for failing to display the road tax. The police added that all officers on the field have been instructed not to issue summons related to displaying road tax in accordance with the directive issued by the Ministry of Transportation via the Minister on 10th February 2023.
Following the incident, the police has cancelled the summon and are investigating the officer for negligence.
In a move to go digital and to solve complaints of low-quality stickers, Transport Minister Anthony Loke has announced the digitalisation of physical road tax and driver’s licence using the MyJPJ app. To address the concerns of the public, the minister has issued an FAQ and has confirmed that no summons will be issued if you don’t have the MyJPJ app installed or fail to show the digital road tax.
However, road tax and insurance are still required for all vehicles and you can still get a summon if you are caught driving a car with an expired road tax or no longer have a valid driver’s licence. To learn how to get a digital copy, you can follow our MyJPJ guide here.
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