Reckless Driving on Malaysian Roads: PDRM Warns Up to 5 Years in Jail and RM15,000 Fine

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has issued a stern warning to road users to adhere to the traffic laws in our country. In particular, the police have reminded Malaysians that racing and driving in a zig-zag motion is strictly prohibited on Malaysian roads.

This is because such acts are considered to be reckless and dangerous driving, and can lead to serious accidents. When you drive recklessly, you are not only putting yourself at risk, but also other road users. You could cause a head-on collision, a side-swipe accident, or a pedestrian to be hit.

reckless driving on malaysian roads: pdrm warns up to 5 years in jail and rm15,000 finePhoto via Motoqar

In addition to the risk of accidents, reckless driving can also lead to serious injuries or even death. If you are caught driving recklessly, you could face a number of penalties, including:

  • Imprisonment of up to 5 years

  • A fine of between RM5,000 to RM15,000

  • Revocation of your driving license

  • So, it is important to be mindful of your driving behavior and to avoid driving recklessly. 

Here are some tips for staying safe on the road:

  • Obey the speed limit

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Don't drink and drive

  • Don't text and drive

  • Be patient and courteous to other drivers

  • By following these tips, you can help to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

Here are some of the reasons why you shouldn't be reckless while on the road:

  • You could cause a serious accident, resulting in injuries or death.

  • You could damage your own vehicle or the vehicles of others.

  • You could be fined or even imprisoned.

  • You could have your driving license revoked.

  • You could ruin your reputation.


Posted by Polis Diraja Malaysia ( Royal Malaysia Police ) on Tuesday, 11 July 2023

It is simply not worth it to drive recklessly. So, please be safe and obey the traffic laws.