Thursday, November 29, 2012

Road Rampage

road rage by Robert S. Donovan
road rage, swiped from Robert S. Donovan on Flickr.

Drivers in KL are getting crazier and crazier. Take the stupid junction at my housing area for instance. Every day, some people staying in Puncak Jalil queue for close to one kilometer or more just to take a turning to the KL direction. Many idiotic drivers do not have the patience for that, so they just cut the queue at the junction. Sometimes due to bad timing and such, those selfish drivers end up blocking the left lane, much to the ire of those who want to use the freeway to the opposite direction. Much honking happens, but they don't budge anyway. Selective hearing. Most of the time, the queue cutters just merge into the lane without even putting on their signal lights. The element of surprise is a better strategy when it comes to such things. Of course in such situations, people would get a shock and honk their horns to avoid a collision. And most of the times in anger because they had been waiting for twenty minutes and some idiot just comes along and squeezes in. According to one lady on the Punjak Jalil FB page, she honked her horn and the idiot who cut her actually stopped smack dab during mid-turn just to spite her! Wow. It has come to a stage where those in the wrong have no shame whatsoever and even bully those who follow the law. Another driver recounted that he was following a man teaching his son how to drive on the main road. Since the driver was driving erratically, stop and go, stop and go, so he honked at them. As a result, the dad gets down and goes into road bully mode, thumping the poor guy's car bonet. Personally, I had experienced being tail-gated and flashed with lights on the middle lane of Jalan Duta, when the right lane was clear as day. And I'm sure some of you had experienced idiots who show their displeasure by purposely blocking your way by driving slowly and making emergency stops just for the heck of it. Everyone thinks that they are the king of the road. On some days, I wish that I drive an Aston Martin fitted with oil slicks, caltrops and uzis as accessories. Oh well...

5 comments:

soul232 said...

as the car gets bigger, sadly the brain gets smaller. Even the most sweet nightingale can turn into devil on road XD

Ash Godiva said...

and i thought kl drivers are more well-mannered compared to the ones at Melaka@.@

Twilight Man said...

When someone chased me and tail gated me closely along the highways, I will accelerate even faster to let him catch up closer....... then I will step my brakes lightly suddenly. The driver would slam his BRAKES LIKE HELL. In the rear mirror, I could see him miles away behind sweating profusely!!!!! kakakakakaka

Jaded Jeremy said...

As a general comment, such stupid drivers drive all sorts of cars i.e. from your tiny Kancil to the huge ass Mercedes. So it's not only the driver of luxurious car does that.

In Melaka, there were drivers who would sped up when they saw me signal wanting to get onto their lane.

I often said that one reason why I'm not gifted with psionic power is because if I had it, there would be many dead drivers on the road. Ok, Ok. I would teleport them elsewhere so they wouldn't be a nuisance on the road.

thompsonboy said...

Bkt Jalil's road is just rubbish. There's more housing area opening and they need to abolish the traffic lights which is the cause of the congestion. Of course widening the road helps...just create flyovers and u-turns. Just look at Puchong.