Sep 24, 2008

Driving Life in Kay Ell *snort*

Driving in Malaysia is traumatizing, horrifying and sickening. Everyday stress driving to work, stress of office's politics and workloads, after work stress of driving back home. No wonder 80% of KL-ians nowadays suffer from anxiety and I’m yet to be one of them

Driving in Malaysia is MEMANG an everlasting stress. Now I understand why people find driving in Malaysia a bit too daunting. Everyday is a must for me to curse while I’m driving~ Ci Bai all come out, I try to be feminine but not during I’m driving lorh.

People here use signals only after they have made the pass. If you signal in advance, the cars behind will speed up to fill up that gap, preventing your car from filtering into the next lane. Not all but 99.9% of them lorh, they will do whatever it takes not to allow people to jump queue on the road.

Usage of the honk is frequent. Even if they are 50m behind you, and they spotted a slight inching of your car towards their lane, the HONNNNNK wailed till they get past you (at accerated speed of course!) and followed by "what-do-you-think-you-are-doing" stare as they pass you or with finger gestures.

FYI honk is not usable in KL as no matter how many times u honk, the traffic is still the SAME

Everyday, you will only listen to me grumble and suffered the pain of the increasingly hectic and torrid life in KL. Jams eat into the petrol and time and reduced the distance that we can run. That’s suck!

And I almost killed zillion of motorcyclist in just a month, not my fault (of cos).. to that damn-deserve-to-die motorcyclists, RED means stop!!! Simplest rule of all! Pay less road tax but want to occupy the whole road. You think u’r father’s road meh. Remember to look trice (not twice) before swerving because there are motorbikes that will come out of nowhere from time to time. So be EXTRA careful!

Simple advice: Be extra careful when your car is involved in an accident with a motorcyclist. Apparently, in the absence of concrete evidence, the courts will always give the benefit of the doubt to the motorcyclist (even though the motorcyclist is the perpetrator!), unless you can prove that there were mitigating circumstances (0.0001% successful)

Not only do motorcyclists flout the traffic rules, but when they get into accidents, the law backs them up!

KL has a superb network of toll highways with new ones being added all the time. Driving is not aggressive but tends to be a bit careless. The accident rate is high, so drive defensively. OPS, should I said we should stop DRIVING ?!

I'm sure a lot of you know, KL has a very serious traffic problem. There are two causes that get the majority of the press (geography and highways that don't support the population) and the most important is when you discover that there’s accident, some wonderful lookie-loo WILL slowed down to “Keh Po” and caused a chain reaction that forces everyone else to slow down as well. Why why why? Don’t tell me that they want to record the registration number of the car which is a max of 4 for their permutations when they buy 4D lottery. So every accident is a source for potentially 'lucky' numbers ? Oh~pleassseeee!

After office hour is the time to catch the peak hour of traffic congestion. Well it was not too bad because the weather was good. It gets worse when it rains, the heavier, the longer the queue, the slower the movement...

This society sucks you into the norm quickly and if we are not self-conscious, I could come one of them soon. Impatient, unforgiving, honking, motorist!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Strongly agree