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Driver Encounters Road Bully On Federal Highway, Videos Show Trailer Driven Recklessly

Driver Encounters Road Bully On Federal Highway, Videos Show Trailer Driven Recklessly

Through several dashcam videos @simrath98 pointed out that even from a distance one could already see that the trailer driver was driving very recklessly.

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Road rage is never an acceptable behaviour especially since it puts not just the road rager but also other road users in danger.

Recently, Twitter user @simrath98 posted about an alleged road rage experience that he endured.

Through several dashcam videos @simrath98 pointed out that even from a distance one could see that a trailer was being driven recklessly behind him.

In the videos posted, it can be seen that the trailer was speeding and overtaking cars in a very dangerous manner and almost crashing into @simrath98. 

He said that as the trailer passed his car, he then tried to overtake it to get past him and when he was doing so, the driver came back into his lane and almost crashed into him.

@simrath98 then added that he had to honk at the driver to alert him about what he was doing which made the driver pull on his brakes and stop in the middle of the road.

He also pointed out that there was no basis for the driver to switch lanes like that as it looked like an attempt to crash into his car.

He noted that the driver then proceeded to continuously dangerously overtake the cars and cut straight into his lane, almost crashing into another car and him.

The Twitter user pointed out that he has also lodged a report with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and has submitted all the footage collected as evidence. 

What Does Malaysian Law Say About Road Rage?

Research conducted by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety suggests that approximately 2.4 million drivers out of the total 13.3 million registered drivers in Malaysia are characterized as being in a state of intense anger while driving, referred to as “furiously angry.”

We also found that acts of road rage can be subject to investigation and legal action under the Malaysian Penal Code.

Such incidents may fall under Section 506, which addresses criminal intimidation.

Offenders can face penalties including imprisonment for up to two years, a fine, or both.

If the threat involves causing death, grievous hurt, property destruction by fire, or an offense punishable by death or imprisonment, the consequences can be even more severe.

Furthermore, road rage incidents can also be charged under Section 427 of the Penal Code which pertains to committing mischief that results in loss or damage amounting to RM25 or more.

The prescribed punishment for such offences includes imprisonment for a term ranging from one to five years, a fine, or both.

Under the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333), certain behaviors associated with road rage may be considered offences, such as reckless driving, careless driving, or dangerous driving.

These offences can carry penalties such as fines, imprisonment, suspension or revocation of driving licenses, or a combination thereof, depending on the severity of the offense and any resulting harm or damage caused.

Additionally, individuals involved in road rage incidents may face charges related to assault, harassment, or other criminal offences under the Malaysian Penal Code or other relevant legislation, depending on the nature and severity of their actions.

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