ROAD BULLY: I’M SORRY

He says he was tired, ‘did not sleep all night’

New Straits Times - - News - FAISAL ASYRAF KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

AMOTORIST, who was caught on a dash­board cam­era “bul­ly­ing” an­other road user in Subang Jaya, has apol­o­gised for his ac­tion, say­ing that he lost his tem­per be­cause he was tired.

The vic­tim, a lady driver, shared screen­shots of a con­ver­sa­tion be­tween her and the bully, be­lieved to be a stu­dent in his early 20s.

The con­ver­sa­tion started with him of­fer­ing an apol­ogy via the Face­book Mes­sen­ger ap­pli­ca­tion.

He was be­lieved to have apol­o­gised af­ter footage of the Satur­day in­ci­dent, in which he was driv­ing a green Pero­dua Myvi, made its rounds on so­cial me­dia.

The clip drew the wrath of Ne­ti­zens, who were un­happy with the bully’s er­ratic and provoca­tive driv­ing.

An­other road user walked up to the man and told him to drive off, then the video ended soon af­ter. At that point, his car was block­ing the wo­man’s car and caus­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion.

“On that day, I was re­ally tired be­cause I did not sleep at all,” the bully said.

He said he was chang­ing from the right to the left lane, but then in­di­cated to reen­ter the right lane, adding that that was when the vic­tim honked him for a few sec­onds.

He said he tail­gated the vic­tim to “seek an ex­pla­na­tion” and had no in­ten­tion of ha­rass­ing her.

“It is my mis­take that I was not able to con­trol my anger at that time.”

The vic­tim ac­cepted his apol­ogy, but said she would not re­tract the re­port lodged against him.

It is learnt that the Myvi, with a Pro­ba­tion­ary Driv­ing Li­cence sticker, be­longs to the man’s fa­ther.

Subang Jaya dis­trict po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Mohd Azlin Sadari said po­lice would sum­mon both par­ties to have their state­ments recorded.

The in­ci­dent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 42(1) Road Trans­port Act 1987 for dangerous and reck­less driv­ing.

The road­bul­ly­ing in­ci­dent in Subang Jaya which went vi­ral.

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