Ranau July 10, 2011: The Road Transport Department branch, here, will be given the authority to register and transfer the ownership of motorcycles starting Aug. 1.
Its Director General, Dato Hj Solah Mat Hassan, said motorcycle owners need not go down to Kota Kinabalu just to get their bikes registered or ownership changed.
He is also thinking of expanding the services for other vehicles starting next year as the requirement is there, looking at the distance from here to the State capital and all.
However, the number of staff has to be increased, he said, at the 1 Community 1JPJ course closing ceremony at the Kg Lohan mini hall here.
Rural Development Minister, Datuk Ewon Ebin was present to close the ceremony.
Meanwhile, a total of 112 people aged 40 and above were given the opportunity to follow the course in order to obtain a motorcycle licence at a lower rate. Ewon urged all participants to abide by the road rules and regulation at all times for safety purposes. He said discipline, tolerance, and unselfish characteristics are necessary to avoid road accidents.