Highways in Malaysia are usually divided into four separate lanes in order to allow all vehicles to drive as smoothly as possible. However, there will always be motorists who disregard traffic rules and don’t follow the designated lane.
The organiser of a sports car and supercar event is facing heat from netizens after a clip promoting the event showed the car occupying the entire highway, leading to widespread criticism.
10 sports cars hog M’sian highway for event promo
In a 50-second clip posted by Utama Motors on Facebook on Saturday (July 1), it showed at least 10 sports cars hogging the entire highway across all four lanes during the recording, forcing vehicles behind them to slow down.
At the 21-second mark, one of the cars is seen driving along the emergency lane, which is actually an offense under traffic laws.
According to the post’s caption, the clip was actually meant to promote the Adrenaline Rush Track Day 2023, which is slated to be the “largest supercars & sport cars parade” at Sepang International Circuit on July 15.
Interestingly, the original caption included the phrase “If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen”, but it has since been edited out.
‘What kind of dream is this?’
Not surprisingly, netizens were furious by the organiser for flaunting traffic laws and slammed them for being inconsiderate towards other drivers.
Others took aim at Utama Motors’ previous “dream” caption, with many sarcastically commenting that it was a dream that they would rather not have.
Under Section 119(2) of the Road Transport Act 1987, those caught driving in the emergency lane can face up to six months in jail or a fine not more than RM2,000.
Watch the clip here:
Let’s all be considerate drivers and don’t use the emergency lane unless you’re looking forward to spend time in jail!