You’re walking to your car after having a nice mamak with your friends.
As you approach your car, you realize that another car is parked, blocking your car from going out. To your shock, the driver of that car did not leave any contact details! You’re trapped.
Whether you’re driving or searching for parking, you’re bound to come across these types of habits. You will definitely relate to this!
1. The “Chuppers”
Just because that standing over a car park reserving for your friends and family doesn’t mean that it is occupied. Just imagine you came across an empty car park only to discover that it is “chupped” and that person aggressively responds when you try to protest. Won’t you feel insulted?
And it’s not only people. Objects too have been used, with cones, pots and chairs being used to prevent car parks.
Fortunately, the authorities aren’t taking this lightly and will fine anyone who “chupped” the spot, in person and with objects with an RM2,000 fine and jail time.
2. The Double Parkers
This is truly a driver’s worst nightmare! Even worse when they do not leave any contact number in the windshield. The problem has become so bad that drivers have taken into their own hands in dealing with the problem, such as smashing into the car.
Some people really do not have any consideration for other drivers. This is not your grandfather’s road, okay?
3. Being “Kepo”
Drama on the road? Accident? Something strange? Slow down, look at it and continue. A domino effect is created, and a traffic jam is born. Worse, some might even completely stop the car just to take pictures and record videos. You’re making it worse by creating traffic as if the accident wasn’t enough. A traffic jam is created just because of being kepo. The effect can last more miles!
4. Using the Emergency Lane when there’s no emergency
The rules are clear. If you don’t have an emergency, then don’t use the lane. Emergency lane should only be used for emergencies and nothing else. Rushing home for dinner does not count as an emergency.
By using the emergency lane for non-emergency purposes, you are blocking vehicles who have a real emergency. Someone’s life is at stake!
5. Changing Lanes without Signal
Signals are invented for a reason. And not using them increases the risk of accidents towards other drivers. The signals are just there in the driver’s seat. Is it that hard to simply flick it? Just a simple flick can save a person’s day from becoming worse and can prevent easily preventable accidents.