Tourism Vehicles Licensing Act 1999 (Act 594) And Regulations (As Of 10th December 2015)

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Tourism Vehicles Licensing Act 1999 (Act 594) And Regulations

(TOGETHER WITH MALAY VERSION)

AS OF 10.12.2015

Detailed Contents of Tourism Vehicles Licensing Act 1999 (Act 594) And Regulations:

Malaysia's Tourist Vehicles Licensing Act 1999 (Act 594) is a piece of legislation that lays out the guidelines and requirements for issuing licences to tourism vehicles in the nation. Regulations that were most recently amended on December 10, 2015 support the Act.

Below is a thorough summary of the Act and its rules:

  1. Purpose of the Act:

The Tourist Vehicles Licensing Act of 1999 was enacted primarily to govern the use of tourist cars in Malaysia. The purpose of the Act is to guarantee that tourist cars are secure, dependable, and up to code. The Act also aims to safeguard visitors' interests and guarantee that they enjoy their time in Malaysia.

  1. Definition of tourism vehicles:

Tourism vehicles are any motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft used to carry tourists for hire or payment, according to the Act. These covers vehicles used for tourism, such as buses, taxis, limousines, vans, and boats.

  1. Licensing requirements:

All tourism vehicles must receive a licence from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in order to operate, according to the Act. The owner of the vehicle must submit an application to the Ministry and satisfy requirements in order to receive a licence. These prerequisites consist of:

  • The car needs to be in good shape and adhere to certain safety requirements.
  • The car's driver needs to have a licence and fulfil specific requirements.
  • The car needs insurance.
  • The Road Transport Department must have the vehicle's registration.
  1. Renewal of licence:

Annual licence renewal is required for tourist vehicles. The owner of the vehicle must submit an application to the Ministry and satisfy the same criteria as for the initial application in order to renew a licence.

  1. License suspension or revocation:

Whenever a tourist car or its driver violates the Act's or its provisions, the Ministry has the authority to suspend or revoke the licence for that vehicle.

  1. Offences and penalties:

The Act outlines a number of offences and sanctions for breaking its rules. They include driving a tourist vehicle illegally, not upholding safety regulations, and using unlicensed drivers. These offences carry fines and jail time as penalties.

  1. Regulations:

The Act is complemented by rules that give its contents additional in-depth explanations. The rules address issues including the education requirements for drivers of tourist vehicles, the safety requirements for automobiles, and the costs associated with obtaining and renewing a licence.

The Tourist Vehicles Licensing Act of 1999 and its regulations, in conclusion, are crucial for maintaining the dependability and safety of tourist cars in Malaysia. The Act works to safeguard the interests of visitors and makes sure they have a good time while they're here.


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