Automobile

I. OVERVIEW
II. AUTOMATIC  vs. MANUAL
III. COURSE OUTLINE
IV. ENROLLMENT PRE-REQUISITE
V. ELEMENT OF TEST

I. OVERVIEW

CLASSIFICATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE

Class DA – Auto Transmission without clutch Pedal unladen weight not exceeding 3500kg
Class D – Manual Transmission unladen weight not exceeding 3500kg

II. AUTOMATIC vs. MANUAL
Automatic transmission

  1. Easier to use. Automatic transmissions, by comparison, are much simpler and take drivers significantly less time to learn.
  2. Less manually restrictive. Most new drivers are taught that the safest way to drive is to keep both hands firmly on the wheel at all times. This is possible when driving an automatic transmission vehicle, but is not possible with a manual transmission.
  3. Better for hilly areas. Automatic transmissions take care of this issue, enabling your car to operate efficiently no matter how steep the hill might be.
  4. Greatly reduced risk of stalling. This isn’t a common problem for those driving automatic transmission, where stalling will only occur if there’s a mechanical problem in the vehicle.
  5. Easier to use in heavy traffic. Automatic transmissions allow the driver to move through heavy traffic without having to do more than push a single pedal.

Manual transmission

  1. Less expensive to purchase. On average, a manual transmission will cost you about few thousand ringgit less than an automatic of the same model.
  2. Cheaper to maintain. Manual transmission cars require very little maintenance, and generally maintenance and repairs end up being significantly less costly.
  3. Better fuel efficiency. Overall, manual transmission engines are less complex, weigh less, and have more gears than automatics. The end result is that you’ll end up getting more kilometres out of the petrol you pump in than you would with an automatic. Manual transmissions have been known to save drivers between 5% and 15% on their fuel costs.
  4. Better control. Manual transmissions give drivers greater control over the vehicle.
  5. Vocational driving license. Driver is allowed to take Goods Driving License (GDL) & Public Service Vehicle License (PSV)

 

III. COURSE OUTLINE

  • Theory – (6h)

  • Theory Test

  • Learning Drivince License (LDL)

  • Practical Driving (15.5h)

  • Trial Exam (QTI) – 30 Minutes

  • JPJ Practical Test

  • Probationary Driving License (PDL)

 

IV. ENROLLMENT PRE-REQUISITE

                ENROLLMENT PRE-REQUISITE

  • 17 years old and above (based on birthday)
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Must not have any problems on eyesight and colour blindness test
  • Must not have any summons or suspension from PDRM & JPJ

                ENROLLMENT DOCUMENT

  • Identity card or passport (foreigner only)
  • 3 recent license size photo (white background)
  • Valid employment pass, student pass, work permit & dependent’s pass (foreigner only)

 

V. ELEMENT OF TEST
Class D Auto Transmission & D Manual Transmission

Part II

  • Vehicle inspection routine (RPK)
  • Pre-driving routine (RSM)
  • Ascending and descending slope
  • Side parking
  • Driving through ‘S’ Course
  • Driving through ‘Z’ Course
  • Ramp for Automatic Transmission (not applicable for Manual Transmission)

 Part III

  • Pre-driving routine (RSM)
  • Practical driving test on the road