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The minimum legal age to drive a car is 17 for a car and 16 for a motorcycle.
All vehicle drivers are responsible for the safety of their passengers and other road users. The main road regulations are:
Drink driving and driving under the influence of banned substances carry heavy penalties in Malaysia. A driver is considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol in Malaysia if the blood/alcohol level is equal to or over 0.8 grams per litre (g/l).
To test for drink driving, the driver is given a breathalyser test. To test for substance abuse, the driver is required to do a urine test. The results are then tested in a booth, which forms part of the frequent roadblocks that the police and Road Transport Department conduct in cities.
The penalty for the offender is a fine, a court case, and sentencing with a fine and imprisonment of three months to a year depending on the severity of the offence. Offenders have their passport number registered in the Immigration Department's records, which affects future entry into Malaysia.