10 Road Offences you might not know that will come with a ‘Saman’!

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Rules and regulations are important to secure the safety of everyone on the road, like speeding, running a red light are those common rules that we shouldn’t offence. Other than the common one, we gathered some road offences from says.com which you might not know that it will cause a summon, check it out!


1. Not displaying your parking coupon clearly: Up to RM300

If you’re in cities that uses the scratch-and-display parking system, failure to place the parking ticket in an area that’s visible to the enforcement assistant can result in a fine of up to RM300. Using coupons ahead of time or displaying a coupon that has not been scratched is also an offence. Each city council has its own way of regulating parking coupons, be sure do clarify any questions you have with them.

2.Third brake light not working: RM150

The third brake light is not only a safety precaution but also a legal requirement. If that light isn’t working, you are putting both yourself and anyone driving behind you in danger, and you run the risk of getting an expensive RM150 summons.

3. Your vehicle tint doesn’t follow JPJ’s VLT requirements: RM2000-RM4000

Tinting your vehicle is perfectly fine in Malaysia but the level of tinting is one you should be cautious of. Errant motorists who refuse to adhere to the law on permissible level of tinting for windscreen and side windows will face higher fines and penalties under a new law gazetted in year 2016.

The following requirements for minimum visible light transmission (VLT):

– 70 percent VLT for front windscreen 

– 50 percent VLT for front side windows
– 30 percent VLT for rear side windows and rear windscreen

The new law will see the maximum fine raised to RM2,000, or a six-month jail sentence for first-time offenders, while subsequent offenders will be fined up to RM4,000, or 12-month jail sentence, or both.

4. Overtaking on the left lane: RM300

While overtaking on the left lane seems pretty common on our roads, but if you’re caught doing so, be prepared to fork out RM300 to pay the summons.

5. Leaving your vehicle with the engine running: RM100

A quick run to the ATM machine? Getting down to order a Ramly burger? You can do all of that if you turn off your car’s engine. But if you leave the engine running, you will be fined RM100.

6. Obstructing a zebra crossing or pedestrian walkway: RM150

A common occurrence during heavy traffic but stopping your vehicle on the pedestrian walkway can land you a RM150 fine.

7. Broken wipers: RM100

Ever get smears and blurs from using your windshield wipers? Most likely it means your windshield wiper blades are either dirty or worn out. Wiper maintenance is easy and you shouldn’t delay it because your faulty wipers can land you with a RM100 fine.

8. Broken speedometer: RM100

Like most people, you probably do not give much thought to the speedometer in your vehicle until it stops working correctly. But once the needle begins to bounce, jump, or stop moving at all, it is a problem that needs to be fixed fast. Without a working speedometer, you will not be able to know if you are speeding and will face a RM100 fine.

9. Exhaust pipe without a muffler: RM100

A muffler or silencer is a device that decreases the amount of noise emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine. It’s basically the thing that prevents your exhaust pipe from sounding like an elephant on a rampage. If you’re caught driving without a muffler attached to your exhaust pipe, you’ll be slapped with a RM100 fine.

10. Stopping in the yellow box: RM150

A yellow box is located at the cross junction where traffic lights are located. The purpose of the box is to enable traffic from all directions to move without obstruction. Failing to move away from the box can attract a RM150 fine.



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