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Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save RM2.50 toll fee, gets fined RM300 in return

A small price to pay for convenience?

PETALING JAYA – A video showing a Perodua Axia cruising along a motorcycle lane on the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (Duke) has gone viral on social media.

The caption of the video posted to a group Keramat & Setiawangsa writes, “Save up RM2.50.”

Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Photo via FB/ Keramat & Setiawangsa

The clip has since raked in 1k reactions, 594 comments and 601 shares.

You can watch it here.

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Kuala Lumpur traffic enforcement chief Sarifudin Mohd Salleh said police immediately tracked down the driver following the video’s release and located the vehicle at 5 pm on Saturday (Jan 22).

“The driver, a 49-year-old local woman, was later issued a summon for not abiding by the traffic signs,” he told Free Malaysia Today.

He also reminded the public to not engage in such reckless behaviour that may pose a risk to other motorists.

“Motorcycle lanes are strictly for motorcycles only. Cars are not allowed to use it. Such actions endanger other road users and can lead to accidents.”

The woman’s inconsiderate act was also heavily criticised by netizens, who slammed her for being selfish.

Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Photo via FB/ Keramat & Setiawangsa

Some said that she lost RM300 just to save RM2.50 on toll fees.

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Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Photo via FB/ Keramat & Setiawangsa

However, some defended the woman, saying that she might have been short on cash or was having a bad day.

Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Axia driver uses motorcycle lane to save rm2. 50 toll fee, gets fined rm300 in return | weirdkaya
Photo via FB/ Keramat & Setiawangsa

Regardless of how your day has gone, always follow the traffic rules and keep everyone safe on the road!

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Cover image via FB/ Keramat & Setiawangsa

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Editor: Sarah Yeoh