Most days, the worst road rage incidents you might encounter are usually people giving you the finger or just unnecessary shouting. Rude but nothing completely out of the ordinary. But there are times where people would straight up beat up someone over an alleged collision or spray their bodily fluid over a parking dispute.
Some would even try to defend themselves or run away when they’re being fined for illegal parking. You may have the guts to verbally challenge the authorities over the fine but would you ram their vehicles too? That’s exactly what happened in Sabah where a JPJ vehicle got rammed over by a backhoe.
Video tular di media sosial mengenai kejadian sebuah kenderaan JPJ di Keningau, Sabah diterbalikkan pemandu “backhoe” yang dilaporkan naik angin kerana disaman tiada lesen memandu kelas F. pic.twitter.com/6hH7hGlpxO
— Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap (@redzuanNewsMPB) June 30, 2022
Editor and journalist, Mohd Redzuan posted a video on Twitter yesterday (Thursday, 30th June) that’s been going viral all over social media. The video shows a driver of a backhoe ramming a JPJ (Road Transport Department) vehicle causing it to be flipped over. The video has since gained almost 150k views, 2.6k retweets, and over 600 quote tweets.
Why did this happen? According to the Media Prima journalist, the driver is in rage because he was being fined for not having a Class F driving license to drive and operate the backhoe. The incident apparently took place in Keningau, Sabah. After the JPJ vehicle was flipped over, we can see the backhoe driver backing up and being approached by a villager who tried to stop and calm him down.
The video was met with mixed reactions by netizens with some praising the backhoe driver for standing up against authorities and some comparing the incident to the “Grand Theft Auto” video games. There were also a few who did not agree with the driver’s action even if he was justifiably angry.
Whether or not the backhoe driver’s action was justified, at the very least no one got physically hurt. As of right now, it’s been reported that the enraged driver has been apprehended and Keningau OCPD Deputy Supt, Nor Rafidah Kasim said that they will conduct further investigation.