Whether you drive a ‘King’ Myvi or other cars, it is compulsory for all drivers to follow the road rules, including the pedestrian crossing or zebra crossing.
If the traffic light turns red, all cars are supposed to stop at once. However, in Malaysia, it is very common to see drivers hit the red light at the traffic and continue their journey without being aware of their surroundings, especially the pedestrian crossing.
No cars stop at the red traffic light
In a video posted by Hijaz Ridzwan on Facebook, several motorists and drivers were seen driving at high speed and hitting the red light even though the pedestrian crossing traffic signal turns green.
It is heard in the background of a female’s voice who seems to be his wife saying ‘come’ instructing their children to cross the pedestrian crossing as the traffic signal turns green.
The OP even added that he and his family witnessed the traffic signal turns red where the drivers were supposed to stop, but they continued to hit the red light.
However, as the OP and his children were about to cross the street, motorists and drivers hit the red light making them refuse to stop their vehicles and give way to the pedestrians even though the traffic signal had turned red at that time.
Watch the video here:
The OP added that even though he feels shocked by the current situation, he feels relieved that his children didn’t recklessly run to cross the street.
“Maybe the drivers are blind”
The video, with 514k views and 3.6k shares as of writing, stirred a wide online anger and disappointment regarding the reckless drivers.
“Many of them knows how to drive a car but not all of them brings their mind together”
“It’s only 8 minutes given to cross the street and yet they have no empathy”
“A well-developed city does not mean a well-developed mindset. This what happens.”
Even though it depends on which road users arrive first at the crossing, but if the crossing accompanied with a traffic light, road users are supposed to adhere to the traffic signal. Be a smart road user!
Cover image via Facebook/ Hijaz Ridzwan