Road Rage Incidents in KL & My Experience

They are on the rise..there have been a few fatalities too..people stabbed to death, beaten into a coma and so on.

There are adverts on the radio too about ending up in prison because of road rage, must be getting serious.

Even our own Kimberly de Cun kena before..

I have a bit of rage now and then, I get pissed with those people hogging the express lane, like I wrote about previously[/url]…

Or those Mercedes with permanently ‘broken’ indicator bulbs..

Those moto’s that NEVER have working back lights, I mean wtf, the bulb costs like 50 cents.

Mac also encountered a situation, with polis some more..

Do you guys suffer from road rage? Or have experienced the other side before? (Been followed/tailed/attacked?)

I’ll outline one situation I recall from personal experience.

I was driving along the LDP towards SS2 from Sri Damansara on the express lane, not going particularly fast or weaving in and out of lanes..

I came up behind a car going considerably slower than myself, probably 80km/h to my 110km/h so I slowed down (middle lane was empty so he could have pulled in to let me pass) but he didn’t, so I changed to the middle lane to go past (probably gave him the finger too I can’t remember).

Anyway little did I know there was a moto rider riding on my rear quarter panel (one of the blind spots), literally, so when I pulled in the middle lane I gave him a nudge.

I checked back and he was fine so I continued my journey and exited at TTDI, I saw the moto flying up behind me and thought hmmm….maybe he wants something..

So anyway I carried on, then I noticed him riding along side me shaking his fist at me furiously like a rabid chimpanzee.

I proceeded on not wanting to have to get out of the car and kick the shit out of him, but then the inevitable happened, I reached a red light..

So I stopped, he squealed to a halt next to my car and started hammering the window.

So I wound down my window and the conversation began..

Me: Wassup?
Guy (Jabbering at 100 words per minute): Blah blah, almost killed me, blah blah idiot driver, blah blah, police, blah blah, arrest you blah blah, idiot, blah blah *shakes fist more*
Me: What you talking about?
Guy: I’m gonna make police report about you
Me: (Peers out the window, looks the bike up and down, checks guy out) Are you hurt?
Guy: No..
Me: Is your bike damaged?
Guy: No..
Me: So what the hell are you going to report?
Guy:…..*dumbfucked silence*…
Me: *Smiles*
Guy: (Waves his fist some more) I know you, I’ll see you around

Then he proceeded to speed off, scary eh, he’ll see me around 0_o

Anyway saw some good guidelines from from an OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) report.

The following practices and tips can be used to avoid becoming a victim of road rage. Please share this security notice with your family:

* Avoid eye contact and if you need to use your horn, do it sparingly
* Get out of the way. Even if the other guy is speeding, it’s safest to not make a point by staying in your lane.
* If someone is following you after an on-the-road encounter, drive to a public place or the nearest police station.
* Keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
* If you are involved in an accident notify the police immediately.
* It’s a good idea to carry a cell phone in your car, making it possible for you to call for help for yourself or someone else.
* Most of the violent incidents occur late at night. Use prudence when planning your night out and try to return home at a reasonable hour.
* Never fully roll down your window to talk to a stranger. If required, roll the window down only enough to be heard.
* Do not stop to aid disabled motorists. Telephone for help instead.
* If you are in need of help, make sure you have police emergency numbers available at all times.

The tips are not meant to cover every single situation that you may face. Each situation is different and you must use your judgment on what the appropriate action should be.

This be a public service announcement from teh ST 😀




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18 Responses to Road Rage Incidents in KL & My Experience

  1. kimberlycun May 11, 2005 at 10:12 pm #

    i need a tall, white and hot bodyguard.

  2. Jemey May 11, 2005 at 10:27 pm #

    Hmm…makes me think…if you would have just apologised…would that be okay with that guy? After all you did came into his lane without any warning (indicator light? did you give the signal first?). But if he is one of those daredevil bikers…who cares anyway..

  3. ShaolinTiger May 11, 2005 at 10:30 pm #

    But can you afford me 0_o

  4. ShaolinTiger May 11, 2005 at 10:33 pm #

    Dunno, the dude seemed determined to be an ass about it.

    Don’t recall if I indicated or not, but he shouldnt have been riding touching my rear wing, even if I did indicate he wouldnt have had time to move.

  5. mamatd May 11, 2005 at 11:42 pm #

    Indeed a sorry affair.

    Have written something to the effect somewhere but was lost due to server upgrade or something like it. Anyways, Malaysian drivers are a sorry lot.

    The motorcyclist is also a pain in the as*! He should be driving on the left most lane, to the left-most! While riding to get their license at JPJ-sanctioned sites, these learner drivers always keep a mental note to keep to the left-most, but immediately throws all caution when given full license, and starts swerving from right to left to center!

    Anyways, road rage and all bad driving incidences will persists as long as we have weak or almost non-enforcement by authorities. As long as the current government is in power, we will have to endure this fate!

    Change your destiny and vote-in people’ s power by bringing-in more concerned and conscience people into parliament. Vote out the un-ethical!

  6. god May 12, 2005 at 12:24 am #

    awwwwwwww…kwai lou, come on !!! don’t tell me you don’t have a 4 feet retractable baton in your car, how about 7 iron callaway golf club ? perhaps a solid baseball bat ? lotsa soaps tied with a thick cloth? knuckle Duster is a must.. light sable ? nunchucks ? …..

  7. Theroadie May 12, 2005 at 1:17 am #

    u think u got it bad, try to be on a bicyle wearing lycra.

    the kind of shit i go through with Malaysian drivers is just unbelievable. fuckin monkeys.

    one day i am gonna hurt somebody.. shit.. i better blog it out..

  8. suanie May 12, 2005 at 9:54 am #

    people these days.. no goddamn patience

  9. KY May 12, 2005 at 9:01 pm #

    i avoid road rage, i take the lrt. :/

  10. michaelooi May 12, 2005 at 9:01 pm #

    dude, if you drive a wrangler jeep with a 20 inch wheel… he probably would have cool it off… heheh

  11. kaikon May 12, 2005 at 9:02 pm #

    Callayway irons are graphite. Try Ben Hogan’s 7iron blade with tungsten insert. Very manly

  12. ShaolinTiger May 12, 2005 at 9:43 pm #

    Nunchukas for the pwn kthx 😀

  13. ShaolinTiger May 12, 2005 at 9:51 pm #

    Yeah I am not that daring…I’d have to think twice about even riding a two-wheeler of any kind in Malaysia..

  14. ShaolinTiger May 12, 2005 at 9:59 pm #

    With a dash mounted double barrel shotgun?

    That should do it..

  15. h.liew May 12, 2005 at 10:25 pm #

    Hehehe, me too.
    And I really despise motorists. Most snatch theft incidents also happen with motorists.

  16. michaelooi May 14, 2005 at 4:23 am #

    you meant … “motorcyclist” ? Because obviously, it’s really impossible to snatch a friggin handbag from a car … well, unless one were to mow it’s victim dead and pick it up from the dead body…

  17. Kal November 8, 2005 at 4:58 am #

    Malaysian drivers are the ultimate assholes, and if I didn’t know better I would think they are even proud of it! To a certain extent what you see happening on the roads here is also a reflection of a person’s upbringing at home. The high number of careless road deaths just goes to show that many malaysians do not value their lives. They do not have any respect for life for that matter. When it comes to road rage, all you see is a sexist, racist and/or chauvinist pig in his true glory. I’m also sorry to say that men hog the statistics of road rage, but that’s another subject. Makes you think that all talk you always hear about ‘asian warmth and culture’ is a load of complete crap innit?

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