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Driving in Malaysia

Information acquired on 11/06/2009

Compulsory documents

Pink EU driving licence.

International driving license.

Car registration or rental papers.

Country initials sticker.

International Motor Insurance Card.


Owner's permission required if using a vehicle belonging to a third party.

Motorists are advised to contact the Motoring Association for information on local regulations.


Maximum alcohol level : 0.08 %. This is to be considered dangerous : don't drink and drive.

Minimum driving age : 21 years.

Safety belt compulsory in front.

Motorcyclists: helmet compulsory for driver and passenger.

Drive on the left.


Warning triangle compulsory.

First-aid kit compulsory.

Fire extinguisher compulsory.

Set of spare light bulbs recommended.

Tow rope recommended.

Fluorescent safety jacket recommended.

Speed limits (Light vehicles)

In built-up areas : 50 kph.

On roads : 80 kph.

On motorways : 110 kph.

These speed limits are lower in wet weather.

Auto clubs

The Automobile Association of Malesia (AAM)

Blosk E-7-4, Megan Avenue 1

50400 - Kuala Lumpur


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