Road Transport Act 1987 [Act 333]

Part IIA   cite [+]

PERIODIC INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

66A Inspection certificates required for certain motor vehicles   cite [+]

(1) No person shall use or cause or permit to be used a motor vehicle belonging to the class or category of motor vehicles required to undergo periodic inspection under this Part unless there is in force an inspection certificate issued under this Part in respect of the motor vehicle.

(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine of not less than three hundred ringgit and not more than five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

66B Vehicles required to undergo periodic inspection   cite [+]

(1) The Minister may by rules specify the class or category of vehicles which is required to undergo periodic inspection under this Part for the purpose of determining that the vehicles comply with the requirements as to construction, equipment and use and the frequency of such inspection in respect of a particular class or category of vehicles.

(2) This section shall not apply to a motor vehicle which has been laid up under section 15.

66C Issuance and refusal of inspection certificate   cite [+]

(1) If, upon inspection, a motor vehicle is found to comply with the requirements as to construction, equipment and use of a motor vehicle, the person licensed to carry out inspection under this Act shall issue an inspection certificate in respect of that motor vehicle specifying that the motor vehicle has passed the inspection on the date of the inspection.

(2) Where an inspection certificate is refused, the person licensed to carry out inspection under this Act shall specify the grounds for the refusal.

(3) A person aggrieved by the refusal may appeal to the Director General, and on such appeal, the Director General shall cause a reinspection to be carried out at the expense of the aggrieved person and thereafter may cause to be issued or refuse to issue an inspection certificate.

(4) The decision of the Director General under subsection (3) shall be final.

66D Display of inspection certificate   cite [+]

(1) Every inspection certificate issued under section 66C shall be fixed to and exhibited on the motor vehicle in respect of which it is issued in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

(2) No person shall (either by writing, drawing or in any other manner) alter, deface, mutilate or add anything to any inspection certificate, nor shall any person exhibit on any motor vehicle any inspection certificate which has already been altered, defaced, mutilated or added to as aforesaid, or upon which the figures or particulars have been illegible or of which the colour has become altered, by fading or otherwise, nor shall any person exhibit any colourable imitation of any such certificate.

(3) Any person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence.

66DA Recognition of inspection certificates of other countries   cite [+]

An inspection certificate issued under the corresponding provisions of any law in force in any country which is a party to a treaty to which Malaysia is also a party and which purports to recognize domestic inspection certificates issued by the contracting countries shall, so long as such certificate remains in force in that country, be deemed to be an inspection certificate granted under this Part.

66E Only person licensed may inspect   cite [+]

(1) No person other than a person licensed to carry out inspection under this Act may inspect a motor vehicle.

(2) Any person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

66F Employment of examiners   cite [+]

(1) A person licensed to carry out inspection under this Act shall employ persons with the necessary qualification and competency as prescribed in rules as examiners to carry out inspection and to issue inspection certificates.

(2) Any person who contravenes this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

66G Rules   cite [+]

The Minister may make rules for any purpose for which rules may be made under this Part and for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this Part, and generally for the purpose of carrying this Part into effect, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, may make rules with respect to any of the following matters:

(a) to prescribe the nature of and procedure for inspection of motor vehicles;

(b) to prescribe the type of equipment and system to be used for inspection, and the repair, maintenance, calibration and testing of apparatus or equipment for inspection;

(c) to prescribe the form of inspection certificates and to regulate the manner of issuance thereof;

(d) to prescribe the manner in which motor vehicles are to be submitted for inspection;

(e) to regulate the use of a vehicle inspection centre and the apparatus and equipment therein by a road transport officer authorized by the Director General to conduct random checking of the inspection carried out at the centre;

(f) to prescribe the types of signboards at vehicle inspection centres; and

(g) to prescribe the manner in which appeals may be made by any person and the procedure therefor.



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