19th May 2013, Sunday
Near Kepong, going towards Mandy Villa
We were in the car at approximately 7.35 pm going to Mandy Villa to pick up Sasha from her house. When we turned into the junction from Jalan Kepong after Fajar, there was a sudden motorbike coming out from a junction to our left. We got a little shocked but then, luckily we weren’t driving very fast. Some people simply want to gamble away with their lives.
Then suddenly, we heard people honking behind us. We were looking at the back but didn’t see which car is honking us. Did our tail light malfunctioned? Someone was trying to notify us? We kept looking at the back and thought of what we have done wrong? We didn’t suddenly overtake anybody without a signal. We were driving at a normal speed and minding our own business in our own lane. We didn’t honk at people unnecessarily, etc. The honking got a little incessant and we got more worried.
As we slowly going to a stop when the traffic lights turned red, the honking kept going on. Since we were at the far left, which has a turning to the left, we simply couldn’t inch anymore closer to the front because there were many cars in front of us. So we were thinking, which asshole is that, who kept honking and honking even if all cars were blocking the front and not only our car.
Suddenly, a black brand new Hilux rammed over the pavement and pulled beside the Silver Vios behind ours. The driver in the black Hilux was gesturing angrily at the driver of the Vios. I think he shouted at him to ask him to pull over. We were already shitting in our pants and it wasn’t even us who had wronged the angry guy! And there was a child in our car! My sister told her husband to pull over to the side and don’t block the way of the two cars which were in dispute!
As soon as the traffic light turned green, the Vios behind ours overtook our car and dashed straight ahead! My brother in law immediately pulled the car slightly to the left to let the black Hilux overtake us. He said, if we didn’t move, probably he has rammed into us instead!
We witnessed a high speed chase in front of us. All along, our hearts were racing as these two cars weaving in and out of the cars in between them and the black Hilux tailgating the silver Vios. We went slow and in less than probably 15 seconds, these two cars were already out of our sight.
I wonder if the black Hilux caught up with the silver Vios. Seriously, if someone hit you, I think it’s best to take down their registration number and report to the police.. and not pulling a stunt like this, which not only endanger your own life.. but also other road users! It’s a totally irresponsible act!
And for people out there, please drive courteously and give way if you can. If you see a car coming really fast from far, it’s best to just let them past you, rather than trying to challenge them to a race. I know some guys really like such challenges and would not hesitate to try to race but think of other people on the road. If you win or managed to beat the other person – so what? Will you win a bloody medal? You are very lucky to stay alive and didn’t hurt anyone in the process to massage your big ego.
Drive using your brain and heart, not your ego.