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Routine Vehicle Inspection (RPK)

Every vehicle driver must thoroughly inspect the vehicle before starting it to ensure that overall condition of vehicle’s body is good. In addition, a driver must ensure that required tools to replace punctured tyre, a well inflated spare tyre, and emergency triangle are placed in the vehicle. All drivers should check water level of radiator, wiper reservoir, acid level of battery, […]

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Routine Before Driving (RSM)

Routine before driving or Rutin Sebelum Memandu (RSM) is a set of instructions every driver has to follow once sit in driving seat to make sure that certain electronic, electrical, and mechanical systems of car are working normally. Like RPK, RSM procedure is also endorsed by Road Transport Department (JPJ), Malaysia to ensure safe on road driving experience. […]

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Safe Driving Routine (CITO)

Similar to Drive in Malaysia's (DIM) slogan "Safety First", Malaysia's government and Road Transport Department (JPJ) is keenly concerned with safety of Malaysian and foreigner road users. Safe driving routine or Rutin Selamat Memandu (CITO) is a set of safe driving principles endorsed by JPJ to be followed by all vehicle drivers. When you are driving, you must keep yourself […]

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Driving Action Plan (PTP)

While driving a vehicle, the brain of a driver continuously processes the sensory information in order to make correct decisions. We all know that every human being has five senses i.e., sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. Among these senses, 2 senses are very important in driving i.e., sight and hearing. Human Eyes transform light into image signals.These signals are sent to the […]

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Difficulties and Challenges Faced by Female Drivers in Malaysia

Driving, whether on a comfort car, luxury car or a weather-beaten truck can provide utility depending on the user’s needs. The human nature is such that a balance ought to be obtained between satisfaction of needs and the budgetary constraint involved. On an economic perspective, individuals tend to behave rationally in order to maximise benefits received from consuming […]

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Drunk Driving in Malaysia: Preliminary Information, Law, and Penalties

Drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI) is a term often heard nowadays. It is also called driving while intoxicated (DWI), operating while intoxicated (OWI), and operating vehicle under the influence (OVI). We see this almost every day in the news because it has become a serious problem in our society which is the major cause of road crashes and traffic fatalities worldwide. […]

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When You Drive to Malaysia's Neighboring Countries

Different countries have implemented different traffic rules to ensure road users safety. They also have different rules on how to enter a country you are not a citizen of? Malaysia, which is bordered by four countries i.e., Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, crafted regulations for individuals from Malaysia if they want to visit their neighboring country and vice versa. […]

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Importance of Hydroplaning in High Precipitation Regions: Strategy for Malaysian Drivers

There are many descriptions of Hydroplaning as reported by many authors, but to sum it all up in a simplified manner, Hydroplaning can be described as skimming and sliding of the tires of a high-speed vehicle on a road surface due to a stagnant puddle of water or a thin film on top of the water, especially during rainy days. Hydroplaning can sometimes be referred. […]

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Driving in Malaysia: What Foreign National Drivers Should Know?

In today's world, road safety is considered one of a country's public major health concerns since the prevalence of road accidents and related moralities is alarming. The statistic of road traffic accidents in Malaysia began to increase since 2015 and a total of 255,532 road accidents were reported till the end of 2021 as stated by Transport Minister DatukSeri Dr Wee Ka Siong […]

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Traffic Police Emergency Hand Signals for Drivers

Considering the height of technological advancement in terms of road usage, it is bad that many road users have only learned to depend largely on traffic lights, vertical road signs, or road marks without giving much attention to police officers directing the traffic or finding themselves in a dilemma when they are faced with unusual situations. Though it is getting rare to […]

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Electric Vehicles in Malaysia: An Overview of Different Brands and Models

In Southeast Asia, Malaysia is one of the leading auto markets in terms of car sales, next to Thailand and Indonesia. However, compared to Thailand and Indonesia, Malaysia is slower in encouraging the production and use of electric vehicles. In October last year, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz announced a plan to apply tax reduction measures for […]

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Hand Signals from Drivers to Other Road Users and Traffic Controllers

One of the most important techniques to learn as a new driver, especially in the United States is how to skillfully use your hand to signal in case there is an emergency such as brake failure or probably your signal lights suddenly stopped working. So, as a driver, mastering how to communicate with the hand is important for vehicle drivers globally including Malaysian drivers. […]

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Top 10 Most Popular Cars in Malaysia

In 2011, Malaysia had a per capita income of $9,700, equal to Thailand but still far behind Singapore. This Muslim country developed a complete transport infrastructure and many means of transportation from cars to subways, so traveling and moving is quite convenient. Malaysia has up to 21.25 million vehicles, in the capital city Kuala Lumpur alone has approx. […]

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Child Restraint Systems (CRS) in Cars: UN Standards and Implementation in Malaysia

Since their invention and over years of technological development, there has been an ever-increasing usage of personal vehicles as a means of transportation. Unfortunately, this wide-spread usage has led to a corresponding increase in road accidents involving cars. According to reports by the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an average of over […]

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Islamic Driving Ethics (IDEs): Driving and Traffic Laws in the Light of Islamic Teachings

In the past era people used to ride old means of transportation such as camels, horses, mules and donkeys, then God Almighty bestowed people with modern means such as cars and other vehicles. The advancement in transportation technology not only created ease but also an urgency to take care of road affairs, and legalize the administrative systems that are concerned with the […]

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Etiquettes and Manners for the Drivers: An Islamic Perspective

The noble Islamic Sharia is concerned with organizing all aspects of an individual's life, for instance, routine matters, stay, travel, earning etc. Islam has prescribed etiquettes and moral grounds for the activities like travel, seeking recreation, tourism, work, visit or other itineraries. Many Muslims may neglect the etiquette of travel and its legal rulings. […]

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Weaknesses of Malaysian Car Review Websites: An Analysis of Paul Tan, CarBase, AutoBuzz, WapCar and Carlist

When it comes to car-related research, there are a few popular websites in Malaysia that drivers/potential car buyers rely on for unbiased information – Paul Tan, CarBase.my, AutoBuzz.my, WapCar.my, and Carlist.my. All of these websites have their pros and cons, but today we'll be looking specifically at the weaknesses of each one. stay tuned! […]

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Listening to Music while Driving can Cause Road Accidents: An Advice to Malaysian Vehicle Drivers

Despite the fact that many people think listening to music while driving is not dangerous, the research shows that it can be very dangerous and cause accidents because it has been found as a source of in-vehicle distraction. If you want to stay safe on the road, the best thing to do is to stop listening to music while driving. Listening to […]

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Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow When “Parking a Car in the Rain”

Here in Malaysia, most of us park our car on the streets (in front of our house or nearby or wherever it is possible and easy) because there are not enough covered parking spaces available, especially, in urban areas. However, it is not a good idea to leave your car in the rain because excess water can ruin the car's paint and damage the car's engine and headlights. […]

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Rules of Safe Overtaking in Malaysia: The 10 Second Rule

Every driver needs to know the driving rules when it comes to overtaking a car. In Malaysia, it is illegal to overtake on the left side. This driving rule is in place for the safety of all drivers on Malaysian roads. When driving, always maintain a safe following distance from the car in front of you. This will give you enough time to react if […]

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Importance of Seat Belts and its Awareness among Malaysian Drivers

The seat belt is considered one of the most important parts of the car, as it saves annually the lives of millions of people. In the following article, we will talk about the history of the seat belt and its stages of development. The main reason, which has made driving safer today than it was in the 1960s, is introduction to seat belts in vehicles. This is correct as […]

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Tips to Fasten Seat Belt during Pregnancy of Female Drivers

No one is aware of the extent of the suffering that a pregnant woman is exposed to in the exercise of her daily activities. For example, driving a car to go to work, to the market, or any other place is one of the most important tasks that a pregnant woman must take into account during pregnancy, as making any wrong movement would put mother and fetus at risk. […]

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Guidelines on Child Road Safety Education (CRSE): 9 Global Road Safety Rules for Children

You can monitor your children at home to ensure that they behave in a safe manner, and when it comes to the outdoors, it is important to instill behaviors that ensure their safety, and it is necessary to recognize the importance of introducing children to basic traffic safety rules and the risks of not doing so. Based on the global road casualty […]

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