Road Transport Act 1987

The Road Transport Act 1987 (Malay: Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987), is a Malaysian laws which enacted to make provision for the regulation of motor vehicles and of traffic on roads and other matters with respect to roads and vehicles thereon; to make provision for the protection of third parties against risks arising out of the use of motor vehicles; to make provision for the co-ordination and control of means of and facilities for transport; to make provision for the co-ordination and control of means of and facilities for construction and adaptation of motor vehicles; and to make provision for connected purposes.

Road Transport Act 1987
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 333
Territorial extentThroughout Malaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed10 July 1987
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed17 July 1987
Royal assent30 August 1987
Commenced24 September 1987
Effective[1 January 1988; P.U. (B) 694/1987]
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatRoad Transport Bill 1987
Bill citationD.R. 12/1987
Introduced byZaleha Ismail, Deputy Minister of Transport
First reading29 June 1987
Second reading10 July 1987
Third reading10 July 1987
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraRoad Transport Bill 1987
Bill citationD.R. 12/1987
Introduced byZaleha Ismail, Deputy Minister of Transport
First reading13 July 1987
Second reading16 July 1987
Third reading17 July 1987
Amended by
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 1988 [Act A709]

Road Transport (Amendment) Act 1994 [Act A878]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 1994 [Act A891]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 1996 [Act A973]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 1999 [Act A1065]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2001 [Act A1101]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2006 [Act A1262]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2009 [Act A1356]
Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2011 [Act A1391]

Road Transport (Amendment) Act 2012 [Act A1440]
Related legislation
Road Traffic Ordinance 1958 [Ord. No. 49 of 1958]
Modification of Laws (Road Traffic Ordinance) (Extension and Modification) Order 1984 [P.U. (A) 136/1984]
Keywords
Road transport
Status: In force

Structure

The Road Transport Act 1987, in its current form (1 February 2013), consists of 5 Parts containing 129 sections and 3 schedules (including 10 amendments).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Classification, Registration and Licensing Motor Vehicles and Drivers
    • Classification of Motor Vehicles
    • Registration of Motor Vehicles
    • Licensing of Motor Vehicles
    • Miscellaneous
    • Licensing of Motor Drivers
    • Driving and Offences in Connection Therewith
    • Licensing of Drivers and Conductors of Public Service Vehicles, Employees Vehicles and Goods Vehicles
    • Miscellaneous
  • Part IIA: Periodic Inspection of Motor Vehicles
  • Part IIB: Foreign Motor Vehicles
  • Part III: Roads
  • Part IV: Provisions against Third Party Risks Arising out of the Use of Motor Vehicles
  • Part V: Offences and Miscellaneous Provisions
  • Schedules

References

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