There has been quite a few of strange sightings on the Malaysian roads lately. Last Thursday (16th June), Chickaboo the Ostrich was spotted sprinting down Federal Highway, and on Sunday (19th June), a riderless brown horse was seen galloping along a highway in Kota Bharu.
Now, 2 photos showing a white Honda Stream driving on the dedicated motorcycle lane on Penang’s Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge have gone viral on Facebook.
According to Jambatan Kedua Sdn Bhd corporate communications manager Azizi Azizan, the offensive driver had reportedly been driving for more than 20km from Batu Maung on the island all the way to the mainland of Batu Kawan. “The driver drove all the way from Batu Maung to the interchange exit, before the Bandar Cassia toll plaza,” said Azizi.
Since appearing on Penang Kini’s Facebook page after the incident took place on Saturday (18th June) at around 7:20pm, many netizens have been wondering how the huge vehicle manage to fit in the motorcycle pathway. “The mainland-bound motorcycle lane is wide enough for cars because it also functions as an emergency lane,” Azizi was quoted telling The Star.
Still, why abuse the motorcycle lane when there wasn’t even any traffic jams in sight? Maybe the driver wanted a better sea view, as Carterz Lai suggests. “Chickaboo is even more intelligent and has more brains than this human driver,” wrote Facebook user MH Rhodzi Rod.
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) Enforcement Division recently announced that those caught driving in the opposite direction of the road or abusing the emergency lane can be fined up to RM2,000 or face a jail time of 6 months.
Do you think the driver drove into the motorcycle lane on purpose or was it a mistake? Have you spotted similar incidents on the road? Do let us know in the comments below.
Source: Penang Kini’s Facebook.