RECKLESS BUS DRIVER CAUGHT ON VIDEO
He drove dangerously on Karak Highway, endangering others
TEOH PEI YING
KUALA LUMPUR firstname.lastname@example.org
AVIDEO of a reckless driver endangering others has emerged a week after a clip of a part-time model driving against traffic in Penang gonewent viral.
The latest video posted on social media over the weekend shows a bus driver weaving in and out of three lanes along the Karak Highway, putting the lives of his passengers and other road users at risk.
On the same day the clip appeared, the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) met with the driver, recorded his statement and suspended the vehicle permit to facilitate investigations.
In a statement, SPAD assured that it would coordinate with the Road and Transport Department to ensure action was taken.
“SPAD recorded the bus operator’s statement on Tuesday,” the statement said, adding that the bus company was identified as Darul Naim Express Sdn Bhd.
The video clip went viral after it was posted on Facebook and Instagram by Tunku Khalsom Ibrahim, who claimed the bus was driven dangerously along the Karak Highway.
Khalsom claimed that she was travelling in a car driven by her mother from Genting Highlands to here when the harrowing experience started just after they entered a tunnel.
“As we entered the tunnel, a red coach with Darul Naim 09 on the back, bearing registration number WWU5909, was seen speeding in the fast lane. It happened so fast it shocked us,” she wrote.
Tunku Khalsom said the bus driver began driving dangerously after her mother honked at him.
“He started honking back as he got into the left lane ahead of us. Furious and concerned as we had my 1-year-old baby in the car, my mother tried to get away from the driver.
“He began to chase us. He later overtook us after I told my mother to slow down.”
The video also shows the bus driver pulling up next to Tunku Khalsom’s vehicle, signalling at them with his hand.
She said they were able to lose him when they reached the toll at the highway.