In a country full of moronic drivers (and no doubt sometimes rider), we have to ride defensively if we want to stay alive. Netizen Victoria Chia managed an incident today believed taken place somewhere along SILK / Lekas highway on 20th July 2019 around 3.24 pm.
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Disclaimer: I am not an investigation officer and the comment is mostly based on my years of experience driving and riding at the same time.
The video is short and for the benefit of the doubt, I assume that it is not another road rage. I believe that the Honda City is on the phone which is why the driver drove halfway on the emergency lane. Then came a Kawasaki Versys on the emergency lane and at the very moment he tried to pass the Honda City, the driver swerved to the Versys’ path mainly because the driver tried to avoid hitting a ‘kapchai’ that is changing lane.
1. The Honda City is clearing sleeping / on the phone. That is why the driver did not notice the Versys on it’s left side and did not realized there’s a ‘kapchai’ changing lane from middle to left lane and merging right into the driver’s path.
2. The ‘kapchai’ NOT supposed to ride on the left lane or any other lane on highway. Although there is no legal law stating that emergency lane is a bike lane, it is safer for everyone if the ‘kapchai’ use the emergency lane. To make it worst, the ‘kapchai’ changed lane without looking, clearly the ‘kapchai’ did not see the Honda City.
3. The crash can be avoided if the Versys paid more attention. Why on earth does he want to overtake a car which is driving half of the car on the emergency lane, leaving him a small path; and yet he dived right in. Versys should have to sound his horn before overtaking in such situation.