The Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) has taken to social media to remind motorists that the use of custom ‘fancy’ number plates is against the law.
“It is an offense to fit on number plates that are confusing, blur or ‘fancy’, the post warned.
The Road Transport Department also urged the public to report these illegal number plates to the authorities by sharing images and other relevant details to [email protected]
According to their social media post, the owners of the vehicle will then be interrogated by the JPJ. If found guilty, owners of these vehicles will be fined between RM300 to RM3,000 under Section 14(4) of APJ 1987.
Previously, JPJ issued guidelines on the appropriate placing and size. Each alphabet or number must be 40 mm wide, 70 mm tall, and spaced 10 mm apart. Between the alphabets and the numbers, there should be a 30 mm space in between.
For additional information on number plate specifications, check out JPJ’s official site.