RTD Monitors Driving School Fees
ALOR GAJAH, Jan 13 (Bernama) --The Road Transport Department (RTD), through its driving school licencing committee, will always monitor the fees imposed by driving schools for the courses to obtain a driving licence in the country, says RTD deputy director-general (Operations) Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman.
He said any driving schools found to have imposed fees that were deemed unreasonable would face stern action, including cessation of their operations.
Wan Ahmad Uzir said the ceiling fees for the courses to get a driving licence in the country had been fixed and higher fees might due to the additional charges imposed by the driving schools.
The ceiling fee for the course to get a B2 class (motorcycle) licence is RM350 and for B class (superbike) licence, it is RM900. The ceiling fee for the course to get a D class (manual transmission car) licence is RM1,150, while for DA class (automatic transmission) licence, it is RM1,250.
"Driving schools cannot simply impose higher fees, but based on our observation and monitoring, the fees get higher due to additional charges imposed by the schools," he told reporters in response to a media report yesterday on the rising price of driving school fees, which were deemed unreasonable and burdening.....