The speed penalties are given according to the difference of the driven speed and the enforced speed limit as follows:-
- 1 ~ 25 km/h: RM80 (6 demerit points)
- 26 ~ 40 km/h: RM150 (8 demerit points)
- Over 40 km/h: RM300 (10 demerit points)
Speed limit issues
Higher speed limit on interstate expressways (120 km/h)
Several years ago, a proposal to increase the speed limit on Malaysian expressways to 120 km/h was made but was finally rejected in 2005 by Minister of Works, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, stating that most drivers often drive 10 to 30 km/h faster than the stated speed limit on the expressways.
Lower speed limit during festive seasons (80 km/h)
Starting from the 2006 Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season, the Malaysian police enforced lower speed limits on federal and state roads during festive seasons, from the default 90 km/h (55 mph) to 80 km/h (50 mph) as a preventive measures to reduce accidents during festive seasons. However, many road users complain about the viability of the lower speed limit because the accident rate during festive seasons continue to rise even with lower speed limits, as the lower speed limit doesn't seem to bring any significant effects of reducing the accident rate; therefore, lower speed limit alone is not the effective deterrent of fatal accidents during festive seasons.