To any politicians, officials and police officers who have said that any motorist found abusing the emergency lanes will be slapped with summons without any mercy, well go screw yourself because it is not happening. Not when I was looking and capturing the “crime” on camera!
Yesterday I was driving back from Taiping and just when I was near Gopeng, I find myself stuck in a long traffic jam – was it an accident or a road block, I asked myself as I went into a lumbering slow drive.
The jam was as far as my eyes could see and there was nothing to indicate what the cause of the traffic jam is. So, I drove slow, hoping to quickly pass whatever that was causing the traffic jam for there was still a long way to home.
(The buggers at the emergency lane – here’s one idiot: ACF 6397)
What started as a 2 ‘legal’ lane, it ended up as 3 lanes with selfish buggers using the emergency lanes to bypass the crawling traffic jam! With these selfish buggers taking to the emergency lane, the legal lanes seems to be getting slower even more. At one point, all 3 lanes was NOT moving, so imagine if an ambulance or a fire truck had to use the lanes to reach the accident scene.
Thanks to the selfish buggers on the emergency lane, the emergency vehicles would not have moved at all. I was just hoping for a road block up in front. After a long drive, we finally saw what caused the traffic jam – a truck had hit the barrier and was left on the middle of the road.
(The truck did not overturn but had hit the barrier. However it did well to cause a 3 kilometre long traffic jam. Did not know what happened to the driver though)
I was on the fast lane and we were stopped by PLUS officials – the buggers at the emergency lane tried to drive through but the PLUS official stopped the buggers too. He let the slow lane to go through first, followed by the fast lane interchangeably. The vehicles on the emergency lane was still kept on hold but other than that, nothing else was done on those buggers on the fast lane.
(Buggers stopped on their tracks by the PLUS official – he noticed that he was “on camera”)
If the official had listened properly, they would have heard my shouting in the car – “Summon them, all of them!” At the same time, my wife was taking pictures of the official and buggers at the emergency lane. We needed the evidence didn’t we? This has been noticed by the official who shouted at someone at the accident scene. It was a highway patrol officer.
(Now the highway patrol officer is standing in front of all wrongdoers at the emergency lane. What is the next step?)
All the while, many have said about the punishment melted on those who been abusing the emergency lane. So, here we have the perfect scenario – a highway patrol officer and a long stretch of abusers of the emergency lane.
What an easy way for the police to generate some income for government? After all, didn’t the police have been some funding problem to equip their officers with the latest equipments? For the highway patrol, perhaps some ultra fast Protons? Well think about it, there was easily 30 cars (there is more of course) on the emergency lane – RM300 x 30 = RM9,000 (not much but not a small amount either, especially to the drivers) – RM9,000 easy money!
So, we had this highway patrol officer with 30 buggers on the emergency lane – what would have been the RIGHT thing to do? I recap – the RIGHT thing! Guess what was the ‘right thing’ that this officer did? The officer casually let off the buggers on the emergency lane to drive through! No summons, no warning whatsoever. Sigh.
So, next time anyone talks about enforcement of the rules on the emergency, I suggest that they don’t waste their breath.No tags for this post.