This Video Shows Us All the “OMG” Things Malaysian Drivers Do
The Ministry of Transport of Malaysia recently released a video to promote road safety, featuring local celebrity, Adibah Noor, urging—or rather, singing about—better road behaviour. The video includes a cameo by the Minister of Transport himself, Anthony Loke.
Whilst it is arguable whether an entertaining video can truly engender improvement in driving behaviour, the video does highlight all the road rules ignored by Malaysian drivers and just how awful they really are.
1) Ignoring the zebra crossing
Those stripey designs are not road art, you know.
2) Using the phone while driving
So many people do it, it’s like a national sport.
3) Having more than two riders on a motorcycle
The ability to squeeze and balance an entire family onto a kapcai (underbone bike) is quite impressive…but also dangerous.
4) Not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle
Still happens a lot in residential areas.
5) Letting the kid sit on driver’s lap
Lewis Hamilton, your kid is not. Speaking of kids in wrong places….
6) Kids hanging out of the window/sunroof
Decapitation waiting to happen.
No. 5 and 6 also mean that the…
7) Kids are not seated in proper car seats
Please, please, please read this:
8) Motorcycle stunts on public roads
Showing off you can do a wheelie and fly like “Superman” on public roads proves nothing except you are truly an idgit. Don’t get us started on white-lining…
9) Double parking
Describe people who double-park in two words: inconsiderate and selfish.
Here is the video; see if you can spot all the “OMG” things Malaysian drivers do listed above and then some:
Did we miss anything?
When you see all these bad behaviours in the span of five minutes, it is incredibly embarrassing. C’mon, Malaysians, let’s do better.