With the current recovery MCO (movement order control) and lesser restrictions, it is still important to observe the mandatory number of passengers on board for private cars. Prior to the RMCO, drivers are not allowed to ferry passengers, who’re not from the same home.
Fast forward to today, private vehicles are allowed to carry passengers who are not family members or from the same household. This was announced by the Malaysian Government prior to the transition from CMCO to RMCO. Carpooling is now allowed, but drivers must observe the passenger limit according to their vehicle type.
If a vehicle has a capacity of four passengers, then it is one driver plus three passengers. If it’s a seven-seater MPV, then it’s one driver plus six passengers, so on and so forth.
The RMCO is valid until 31 August, but rules are gradually being relaxed. However, we should all continuously do our part to practice basic hygiene and maintain social distancing in public spaces.