RECK­LESS BUS DRIVER CAUGHT ON VIDEO

He drove dan­ger­ously on Karak High­way, en­dan­ger­ing oth­ers

New Straits Times - - News -

TEOH PEI YING

KUALA LUMPUR peiy­ing@nst.com.my

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.

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