A video showing a Perodua Myvi driver engaging in roadbullying tactics in Subang Jaya recently, has raised the hackles of Netizens. The dash-cam video, captured by a female driver, showed the Myvi behaving in a lessthan-savoury manner, weaving in and out of traffic and slamming on the brakes in an effort to intimidate the driver. The driver has since apologised for his behaviour after the video subsequently went viral. However, the Malaysian online community has not been so quick to forgive him. What are your views? This is a perfect example of cowardice in action. When on the road, the bully was pulling out all the stops to intimidate his victim. But once his actions became public, he contacted the victim and apologised, saying that “he did not have enough sleep”, hence why he behaved that way. Really? If that was a valid excuse, there would be a lot more alibis skewed this way. If you’re wrong, admit it. Don’t look for halfbaked excuses to justify your bad behaviour.
YUSOF MOHD I don’t agree that the case should be dropped. And believe me, this isn’t about someone being hot-blooded because he is a young man. This sort of behaviour affects people of all ages. We’ve all seen it in action before. The question is, how do we address the problem? I have no issue at all with naming and shaming these people. If you are man enough to behave that way on the road, then be prepared to face the consequences of becoming infamous.
DAWN NG Don’t let road bullies off the hook. We need to tackle them one at a time. Each time a case happens, charge them with criminal intimidation. If enough cases make it into court and are publicised, then there’s a better chance that people with this sort of mentality are automatically ‘reminded’ each time they even think about throwing a tantrum on our roads.
KAT AZ We’ve all made mistakes in our youth. But really, what good does being a road bully do you? What sort of satisfaction can you derive from letting the other person know how aggrieved you were? Do you get a prize for it? No. So swallow your pride and ego, drive properly and move on. Some things are not worth dwelling over.