BATU PAHAT: The Parit Sulong parliamentary constituency will work with the Road Transport Department (RTD) on the second part of the 1Komuniti 1Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (SKSJ) programme next month.
This is following the positive response received by the earlier programme from senior citizens in the rural areas.
Through the programme, those aged 45 years and above can obtain their B2 motorcycle licence by attending the road laws course, driving competency class and RTD tests near their homes.
Parit Sulong member of parliament, Datuk Noraini Ahmad, recently said at least 1,000 applications were submitted.
"However, only 544 participants were chosen for the first part of the programme. Since the response was so good, a second programme will benefit those who were not chosen for the first part," she said, adding that the programme was to ensure the safety of senior citizens in rural areas who previously could not apply for their B2 licence.
She added that motorcycles were the main means of daily transport for those living in rural areas.
Present at the launch of the programme was RTD director-general Datuk Solah Mat Hassan, the department's deputy director-general Datuk Ismail Ahmad, and Johor director Johari Yusof.
Noraini and Solah then gave out the B2 motorcycle licences, safety reflective vests and also crash helmets to eight senior citizens who had participated in the SKSJ.