Guide to Driving In Malaysia - Drive Safe in Malaysia

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Malaysia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Malaysia on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Malaysia is MYR
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 17 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Malaysia 0.44 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Malaysia

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Malaysia?

Driving in Malaysia
Pocket guide to driving in Malaysia
Profile:
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
MYR
Driving in Malaysia
SPEED: (kph)
60
90
110
Speed limit in Malaysia
Holiday:
Rush hour in Malaysia
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Malaysia
FUEL:
0.43
0.45
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Malaysia
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Malaysia
MIN AGE:
17
23
Min driving age in Malaysia
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Malaysia
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Malaysia
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Malaysia
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Malaysia
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Malaysia

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes: An alternate number is the Royal Malaysia Police Operations Center in Kuala Lumpur, 03-2115-9999 or 03-2262-6555

Fuel Prices in Malaysia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Many of the big hotels offer parking; however finding a space to park on the roads can be very difficult, especially in Kuala Lumpur. 
Double yellow lines will signal no parking. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

To call the Police or an ambulance in Malaysia dial- 999 for the Fire brigade 994

What to do in an emergency

There are emergency phones located along some of the main expressways. In the event of an accident you should phone the police and wait until they arrive on 999

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving Phrase in English Driving Phrase in Malaysian
Stop BERHENTI
Road JALAN
Accident Area KAWASAN KEMALANGAN
Emergency KECEMASAN
Reduce speed KURANGKAN LAJU
Expressway/Highway LEBUH RAYA

Malaysia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Malaysia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.46 0.44
May, 2019 0.47 0.44
Apr, 2019 0.46 0.44
Mar, 2019 0.46 0.44
Feb, 2019 0.46 0.42
Jan, 2019 0.45 0.43

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Malaysia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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Visitor Comments

  • 10/31/2018

    Lilith

    The minimum ages to get a driving license in Malaysia are: a) Motorcycle: 16 years b) Light vehicle (car): 17 years c) Heavy vehicles (bus, lorry, taxi): 21 years
  • 10/31/2018

    Khalis

    The "Reduce Speed" phrase should be spelt as "Kurangkan Laju" instead. You got the wrong spelling up there.
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