Why carry an IDP while driving in Malaysia?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Malaysia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Malaysia
Looking for an island vacation with the entire family? Malaysia is calling you! Its local cuisine is a collection of the best Indian, Thai and Chinese foods. Explore one destination to another by driving your own car. Keep these reminders handy.
- Traffic moves on the left side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 17 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free.
- The legal limit for alcohol while driving in Malaysia is 80 mg per 100 ml of blood..
- Speed limit in Malaysia is 60 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h in rural roads and 110 km/h in motorways.
- Double yellow lines means NO parking. Also watch out for a yellow diamond with black pattern sign. It is a threat sign. .
- A driving license must be carried at all times and must be shown on request to police or at a Road Transport Department check point
- Drink driving and driving while under the influence of prohibited drugs are serious offences and are subject to strict penalties, including jail terms.
Driving in Malaysia during winter:
Malaysia has a tropical climate so winter is not a concern. Be careful when driving during rainy season as Malaysian roads can be slippery.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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