Highway Code Test electronically
The Borneo Post - Sunday, March 23 2003
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Candidates sitting for the Road Transport Department (JPJ) Highway Code
Test (Part One) in the State can, in the future, register and sit for the
examination electronically once the facilities are completed, says Deputy
Transport Minister Tan Sri Datuk Seri Ramli Ngah Talib.
least three e-service centres would be built in Kuching, Sibu and Miri so
that future candidates can go online to sit for the test, he told
reporters after officiating the opening of State JPJ Complex here
centres are to be located strategically in the town areas for easy
accessibility, he disclosed, adding that these would be handled by three
private companies which are Speed, MyEG and Komms.
is part of our effort to achieve a e-government and in extending better
services to the people. And the eservice centres will also have kiosks
to deal with the issuance of driving licence," he said.
new RM13 million State JPJ Complex is located at Km 18.5 Jalan Kuching-Serian
and has started operations since October 1 last year.
on an eight-hectare land, it features six blocks complete with comfortable
and updated facilities and houses about 130 staff.
also houses the JPJ Kuching Branch.
also said that the department would soon be engaging in Automatic Vehicles
Screening System (AVSS) for entry points in Sarawak, Kedah and Kelantan to
monitor and record foreign vehicles that entered into the country.
have started the implementation of AVSS which cost RM2.9 million at Johor
Bahru entry point since the intensity of foreign vehicles there are high.
if the system is proved to be effective, we will introduce it to Sarawak,
Kedah and Kelantan."
added that JPJ would also take action against foreign drivers caught for
violating the traffic law.
in this speech, he pointed out that the road accident rate and road
accident death index in the country was rising annually.
1992, total accidents reported were 118,554 nationwide and the number
increased to 279,641 in 2002 or by 135 percent.
road accident death in 1992 were 4,554 and increased to 5,886 in 2002, he
alarming figure, he said, had prompted the government to implement the
revised Demerit Points this year where drivers would be given points each
time they committed a traffic offence.
who exceeds the maximum points will have their licence suspended," he
urged drivers to be cautious while on the road.
those present were Assistant Minister of Planning and Resource Management
Datuk Alfred Yap, JPJ director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Shahar Sidek and JPJ
State director Abdul Rahman Samad.