On this page, I am sharing with readers of this blog, a comment posted by Mdm Linda Lee on 17th March 2016.
In her comment, Mdm Lee asked me to address bad Malaysian driving attitude that she personally had experienced.
On the topic of bad drivers on Malaysian roads, I could write an entire book about it.
Nonetheless, the following comment was shared by Mdm Lee.
A driving experience not to be forgotten
Hi Cikgu Yap,
I came across your blog today (17th Mar 2016).
Will checking for answers to being a victim of a car accident, whether the police summons can be appeal.
Last sat evening, was on the way fetching my son from his training and on the way home, whilst preparing to drive at the turn of green light, the car in front of me was intercept by another car.
They brake , I brake too.
Unfortunately the car behind me couldn’t brake in time and ‘BANG” my car ….
As usual, i step down, walk to the back, it was another lady driver (indian).
Inspected the damage and we both agreed to drive out of the main traffic to the side.
She followed behind, i didnt know at that time that my brake light was fused due to accident.
So when she refused to acknowledge the damages was done by her car, even after she took me to her own mechanic to inspect the damages, i told her to report the case, so is my mechanic.
Though the damages was not very serious, she banged me so i have the right to report the case.
Not to my knowledge, she used the faulty brake light to accused me of the causing the accident instead and i was served a ticket. RM100.00.
I wondered if she is given a ticket now.
Due to the fact that the sergeant tone of voice in blaming me for driving without brake light..i didn’t realised at all my back light not working at that time.
On the way back from police station to home..i suddenly remembered that I have drive out the night before (friday) and it was working all right.
I have gone to a friend house and he and his wife confirmed my car light was working fine on friday night.
Not to go make a report until own mechanic inspected the damages and if can be repair on our own “be the victim and bear the cost”
What pissed me off was the driver attitude..
1. she did not apologise
2. she did not admit that her knocked caused my car dented.
3. she called me “crazy” as she keep on denying her car caused the dent.
4. she even told me to swear in GOD’s name that if i didn’t caused the dent myself. !!
5. she is 52 years old lady with no driving senses.
HOPE CIKGU can give an attitude education to the drivers out there..be it young or old.
My response to Mdm Linda Lee
After close scrutiny of your problem, I admit driving attitudes of Malaysian has much to be desired.
Beating traffic lights, overtaking on the left, ignoring pedestrian crossing, talking on the handphone whilst driving etc, are some of the thing local Malaysian drivers’ commit.
But what beats them all is “not admitting to mistakes made”. Like the Indian lady who turned the fingers on you and finally causing you to be fined RM100 by the police.
The blatant lie the lady who knocked into your car and causing you undue duress should’t have taken place.
Drivers are all adults and we should be more responsible and admit the things that we have done wrong.
Admit your mistakes, for otherwise how are we, as parents ever attempt to bring up our children correctly.