[Road Transport] The Consequences of street racing enthusiasts

The Consequences of street racing enthusiasts


In recent years, news about street racing enthusiasts has been incessant, but the cases continue to emerge. Are there any legal consequences for those involved?


Yes, it falls under reckless driving behavior.


How is reckless driving defined?


Common examples of reckless driving behavior include driving sideways or in the opposite direction, and of course, engaging in street racing.


What are the consequences for street racing enthusiasts?


Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 states:

Reckless and dangerous driving

Upon conviction, one can face imprisonment of up to 5 years and a fine ranging from RM5,000 to RM15,000.


If the behavior results in death:

Section 41(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1987 states:

Reckless or dangerous driving causing death

Convicted individuals may face imprisonment for no less than 5 years and no more than 10 years, as well as a fine ranging from RM20,000 to RM50,000.

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