Guide to Driving in Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the most striking countries of Asia. This state is a tourist land all the year round. To the British people and other nation too Malaysia is a place full of attractive sites to visit around. And to do this you must need a vehicle to be at ease while rolling on different places of this beautiful country. So, if you rent a car or some other vehicle for your trip around Malaysia then it will be a wonderful tour for you, and for that you must learn the rules and conditions of the road of this place. Renting a car will be quite an easy task for you as it is available here for its being a regular tourist land. What you have to be careful about is the traffic system especially when you are driving in the main cities like Kuala Lumpur.

Everybody knows that driving license is a must while driving a rented car in a foreign land. So, you must be sensitive about the validity of your driving license. If you are from UK, it will be fun for you to drive in Malaysia as you have to carry on the right hand driving. It will be a wise move to remain on the left of the roads most of the times. The traffic signals are not at all difficult for you to comprehend as they indicate the same as the signals of most of the countries. The green blinking light is an up gradation of signal and it indicates that whether you should start to slow down to comply with the forthcoming yellow light or speed up to avoid it. The major hazard of driving in cities is the frustrating traffic jam. Particularly in Kuala Lumpur, the roads are always packed with cars all day and night. It is really hard to move freely in this confused traffic. There is also the haphazard combination of roads all around the city. So, it is not impossible to get lost here. Though there are necessary road signs, it will be much more helpful for you if you carry a detailed map of Malaysia or any particular city of it. Outside of the city, it is really a simple task to drive your car as the roads are jam-free and most of them are straight-forward.

Not all the key roads of Malaysia are free to drive on; there are some toll routes too. However, the roads of Malaysia are quite of good condition, expedient, and well-located. You just have to be a little bit sensitive about the surroundings.

Essential Driving Information

  • You should be driving on the left and overtaking on the right.
  • Front seat belts must be tied while driving.
  • Always stick to your driving license.
Speed Limits
Town/City: 60 to 90 Km/h
Motorway: 110km/h
Emergency Phone Numbers
Police: 112 or 999
Ambulance: 112 or 999
Firefighters: 112 or 999
General Information (as of 2014)
Min Driving Age: 17
Alcohol Limit: 0.05%
Petrol Price: €0.64 /litre
Diesel Price: €0.53/litre
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