Recently, social media has been abuzz with videos of expensive cars following vehicles in front of them really closely at toll plazas so they can get through the booths before the barrier gate descends and avoid paying the toll fee.
This isn’t a new phenomenon in Malaysia and we’re sure that some of you have definitely heard of people doing this or
even did the stunt yourself at toll booths and parking ticket barriers before.
On Monday, another video of a car attempting the stunt went viral on social media. However, this time, the events that occurred were even more shocking!
Here’s what happened:
In the video shared on Twitter, a red Honda Jazz can be seen switching lanes last minute to tailgate a vehicle at a toll plaza.
Luckily, the driver of the vehicle noticed the Honda Jazz. Thinking quickly, he stoped his car before going through the gate barrier. The Honda Jazz, not expecting the vehicle to stop, accidentally rear-ends him.
In a (presumed) panic, the Honda Jazz dangerously reverses out of the toll booth.
However, the Honda Jazz CLEARLY does not learn his lesson and tries to pull off the same stunt again by tailgating another car IN THE NEXT TOLLBOOTH.
The Honda Jazz’s second victim was not as smart as his first, and the Honda Jazz manages to get through the barrier gate (as seen in the far left side of the screenshot below).
Although the first vehicle tries to block the Honda Jazz from escaping, the Honda Jazz still manages to wriggle through and speeds away.
Social media users were understandably annoyed by the driver of the Honda Jazz for blatantly breaking the law and endangering others.
Hai @PDRMsia no platenya dah terang tak perlu bersuluh lagi. Silalah ambil tindakan ye.— Dohaeris 🕊️ (@axyrff) October 7, 2019
“Hi PDRMsia, the offender’s number plate is crystal clear in the video, please take action”
Beli kereta mahal sampai lupa nak beli otak— wn___ (@wanieibrahimm) October 7, 2019
“Spent so much to buy the car he forgot to buy a brain”
Kalau gf dia dekat sebelah tu , mohon perempuan tu sedar yang bf dia sumpah trash !— Rara (@xCikRarax) October 7, 2019
“If his girlfriend is sitting next to him in that car, I hope she knows her boyfriend is trash”
In case you were wondering, unfortunately, tailgating others to avoid paying tolls IS NOT an offence under the Road Transport Act 1987, and so traffic police cannot take any action against offenders.
Instead, it is only covered under highway regulations set by highway concessionaires who could file for the offender to pay a compound, and highlighting the incident to them could encourage them to do so.
Hai Ezuan, terima kasih kerana menghubungi kami. Kami ambil maklum dan akan salurkan kepada jabatan berkenaan bagi tindakan lanjut. Saudara juga disarankan untuk melaporkan kepada pihak berkuasa tempatan (JPJ/PDRM) Klik : https://t.co/827ie9EMW5 untuk info lanjut. -INA— PLUS Malaysia Berhad (@plus2u) October 8, 2019
“The Honda Jazz has a list of summonses, on top of that he doesn’t even pay toll. Please take action on him.”
HOWEVER, since in this particular case with the Honda Jazz INCLUDED A REAR-END ACCIDENT, such an accident IS AN OFFENCE under the Road Transport Act 1987!
Therefore, the driver of the Honda Jazz better watch out because the police can definitely catch them and charge them!
If you’d like to report similar incidents to JPJ, they shared exactly how road users can do so in a Facebook post:
Watch the video of the incident below!
Ikut rapat kereta di hadapan untuk elak bayar tol, sekali kemalangan & terus cabut lari. Ingat, tak semua yang pakai H banyak duit! pic.twitter.com/RjjgLXPgXt— MyWatch (@My_CrimeWatch) October 7, 2019