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Have you just recently turned 17? Or are you getting jealous of your friends and their impromptu drives down gorgeous Malaysian roads whenever they feel like it? Well, it's time to get your driving licence then!
Cruising down the roads by the sunny beaches on the way to Cherating or taking in the city lights at night while driving through Kuala Lumpur are just some soul-enriching experiences that a driving licence would enable. Previously we've covered how you can get a licence in Malaysia. Today, we'll be taking you through the costs of getting one!
If you're still in the early stages of deciding if you want a licence or not and you're just looking for an estimate so you can start saving for one, we would say a good gauge would be somewhere between RM1600-RM2500. Of course, it would depend on how well you do in practical lessons and how many attempts you would need to pass the theory and practical tests.
So, what would you actually be paying for?
- Driving school Registration Fees
- Processing Fees
- L and P Plates
- 5 Hour KPP Theory Lesson
- Practical Lessons + Vehicle
- Test Booking Fees
- KPP Theory and Practical Test
The thing is it's hard to put an actual figure on how much each component costs as different driving schools charge varying rates for each of them. Instead, we'll be taking a look at the different packages some of the more popular schools offer and the different benefits and add-ons that they've included to sweeten the deal.
Metro Driving Academy
|Class D/DA Total Package Cost||RM2500|
Sekolah Memandu Rakyat
|Class D Total Package Cost||RM1600|
|Class DA Total Package Cost||RM2000|
Unisex Driving Academy
|Class D Total Package Cost||RM1480|
|Class DA Total Package Cost||RM1580|
These are of course just some options in a vast market out there. There are various factors to consider when making your decision, such as your location and what additional benefits or payment plan suits you best. Whatever you decide, be sure to pay attention in your lessons so you can get through the tests without having to pay for multiple resits.
We hope to see you on the road soon!
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