A lot has been said (and written) about the (bad) driving habits of Malaysians. Those smiling (towards Caucasian tourist) and courteous gentle creature is transformed to a beast - when they are behind the wheel....how true is that? Well, recent episodes of road fatalities and not to mention road thugs should be able to tell us something.
Ever seen a speeding express buses on the PLUS highway, flashing away - warning us to give way - when we are already way off the speed limit. And you thot that express buses should be driving at 90km/h....I'm not sure what's wrong with us - is the pressure of keeping our cool and courteous nature to friends and tourist are taking its toll on us - so that we try to liberate ourselves by driving like mad ?
Don't get me wrong - I am not angry at those driving super fast - provided that they are not endangering others. You can drive fast if you have the skill and have super fast response plus the appropriate machine. I mean if you are driving a Kancil - are you sure that it has the power to overtake that Merc and quickly squeeze in front of it ? I mean, haven't we seen enough of accidents of those underestimating the incoming vehicle - by overtaking dangerously ? Yeah you might be fast - but don't you know that the car behind you had to slammed the brake - in order to give you that space for you to squeeze in ?
And then there's the road hogs. Yeah, you are driving within the speed limit - it does not mean that you can hog the right most lane. Don't you know that that fast lane is for overtaking only ? I actually have a friend who confessed that she will not budge from the fastest lane, if she is already driving within the speed limit - though there might be others who are faster...ignorance ???
And don't start with those dreadful road thugs. Everyday once I am behind the wheel, I pray that I will not be facing them. Malaysians are becoming more violent now...just look at the news - not satisfied with the guy who cut your queue ? Just take out your machete and give him a hard knock!
May Allah bless us all.....