30yo M’sian Man Caught Driving Ferrari With Expired Road Tax, Claims He Was Too Busy To Renew It

How convenient.
Ferraris, like any other cars, are required under Malaysian law to have a valid road tax or the owner is liable to stiff penalties.

One man in Shah Alam was recently busted by traffic authorities for not following this specific rule and offered a rather weak excuse for not abiding to it.

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30yo m'sian man caught driving ferrari with expired road tax, claims he was too busy to renew it
For illustration purposes only. Photo via Kurnia Insurance

Ferrari driver blames busyness for expired road tax

Sinar Harian reported that a 30-year-old man was detained on the Guthrie Corridor Expressway on Thursday (June 22) for driving his Ferrari 488 Spider with an expired road tax.

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According to Selangor Road Transport Department (JPJ) director Datuk Khairul Khar Yahya, the man was nabbed during an operation conducted by the Selangor JPJ Elmina Enforcement Station.

After the driver was arrested, further examination revealed that the Ferrari had an expired road tax. When asked why, the driver said that he was too busy and often forgot (to renew it),” he said.

30yo m'sian man caught driving ferrari with expired road tax, claims he was too busy to renew it | weirdkaya
Photo via Sinar Harian

More traffic offenses detected in operation

Meanwhile, patrol operations were also conducted on the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Highway (LATAR), the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), and the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Highway (DASH).

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A total of 126 offenses were detected by authorities, including competent driving licenses (CDL) (21 cases), expired motor vehicle licenses (LKM) (19 cases), lack of insurance coverage (19 cases), and technical violations (54 cases). Six Honda EX5 motorcycles were also seized in the operation for various offenses.

Khairul Khar urged the public to report any traffic offenses to the authorities via aduantrafik@jpj.gov.my or file an e-complaint along with the complainant’s details.

Selangor road transport department (jpj) director datuk khairul khar yahya
Photo via MalaysiaGazette

Under the Road Transport Act 1987, drivers who are found to be behind the wheel with an expired road tax will be fined RM150. If the expiry exceeds more than a month, another RM150 will be added to the original amount.

Always make sure your road tax is up to date and set a reminder if you’re prone to forget!


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