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Friday, 15 July 2011

First Encounter With A Road Bully


                                                

Have you ever encountered a road bully in your life? If you have, then you will be able to relate to the following road rage incident.

We arrived in the United States in the winter of 1998 as my husband Hj. Khalil, took up his assignment as an officer at the Embassy of Malaysia in Washington D.C. While many would flock to the US in pursuit of the American dream,  for both Hj. Khalil and his Embassy colleague, En. Rosli, it was more of an American nightmare as they soon discover!

 Hj. Khalil, being new to the place was offered a lift to the Embassy by En. Rosli. One morning, they both had a close shave with death! While they were heading towards the Embassy, a tall, big boned American guy suddenly and aggressively overtook them and swerved his car right across  them. En. Rosli’s car almost hit his if not for his quick action in applying the brakes. The guy must be insane!

The guy then got off his car angrily, used abusive language and punched the side wind screen of En. Rosli’s car. Blood from his wounded knuckle spurted onto his winter coat! Ouch! That must be painful. The two Malaysians were stunned and were wise enough to sit tight and remained silent, while the crazy guy vent out his anger and temper tantrum.

The road bully then rushed back to his car, searched desperately for something but to no avail. He finally gave up and hurriedly left the scene. By this time, there was a massive traffic jam during the morning rush hour. The commuters bore witness to the highway drama, however, no one was brave enough to interfere or come to their aid.

 En. Rosli was puzzled and didn’t exactly know why the guy had reacted dangerously towards him. He wondered whether he had driven badly but he didn’t think so or was the guy prejudiced against him, a foreigner? Perhaps, the traffic congestion on that cold, wintry morning may have contributed to the guy’s frustration and road rage.

Subsequently, En. Rosli lodged a police report. According to the police officer, such incidents were common, that diplomats were not well-liked by certain members of the society and they were both very lucky to be alive! He further explained that the guy had gone back to his car in search of a gun or weapon which he may have kept. Had he found one, my husband and En. Rosli would probably hit the headlines!

The lesson to be learnt while on US soil is, never attempt to provoke those crazy ‘nuts’ a most of them carry guns! The American Bill of Rights allow them to keep and carry a handgun which explains the shocking numbers of murders in the United States!

Well, no matter how bad the traffic is, motorists should exercise patience and decorum, without which, there’ll be chaos on the street.

It is a known fact that American motorists fear road rage and such incidents are rampant. The American Automobile Association (AAA) even suggested that anger management education should be part of the penalty for such behaviour.
              






JMJ: Thank God, we have a strict gun control policy in Malaysia.

15 comments:

Joel Leslie said...

OhMy ! That sound so scary. I hope no Malaysians will react just like that American guy. Road bullies are very dangerous. So, make sure all of us be prepared always. Who knows maybe we can bump into these type of problems. En. Rosli and En. Hj. Khalil is VERY lucky that the man didn't tend to punch or kick those two. And also, the man didn't found guns or pistols in the car. If he did, it will be worse. I hope road bullies realize that as users of the road, they must compromise between road users. Always be patient when you're on the road. And when you bump into road bullies, please stay cool and never provoke them. Anyways, always stay safe!

luvtrisya@blogspot.com said...

Such experience is a nightmare of course. Amat menakutkan. Dekat Malaysia pun ada such road bully tp biasanya taklah sampai sebegitu rupa agaknya ek.

kaseh suchi said...

menyampah kot kat mamat us tu kan....
orang datang dari jauh ada ke nak langgar2 tunjuk samseng.. memang x patut...

kite x penah jumpa lagi buli di jalan raya kat malaysia ni...
mungkin sebab kite x penah memandu kot
tapi selagi rakyat malaysia mengamalkan sikap berbudi bahasa x kira di mana termasuk di jalan raya...
insyaALLAH perkara2 macam ni x berlaku kat malaysia

budi bahasa budaya kita

ciknal said...

err.. menakutkan.. tambah2 kalau pompuan bwk sorg2 lagi takut kalau ada teman cth:seorang lelaki ok jugak at least ada teman nak tolong back up kita..

hrp2 kt msia tak jd seteruk ni.. kita rakyat yang berbudi bhsa kan? =)

Wan_hazel said...

Kat Malaysia nie ramai yang macam tu..Hon kereta tu mengalahkan abang yang jual aiskrim..Menyampah..Lepas tu siap nak jerit2 lak..

Wan rasa setiap negara pun punya warga yang hilang kemoralan nya..Sikap kurang sabar dan menunjuk nunjuk..Entahlah nak tunjuk smaseng jalan atau nak tunjuk tu kawasan dia..

Anonymous said...

good thing here its never to that extent.

nanakimie said...

huhu...tu la salah satu sebab nana takot nak drive2 neh....neh da dapat lesen malas pulak ase nak drive...hehe....nak dok umah je...teringat pulak abang jpj tu cakap, nanti awak jangan peram pulak lesen tu..hehe...

p/s: bertolak ansur sesama kita:)

padlie said...

Ini bukan road bully kalau dah tahap membunuh.. Ini dah kira gangster... Kat mana pun ada pemandu yang panas baran. Cuma di negara kita tidak berleluasa.

Apa yang AAA cadangkan tu patut dilakukan semasa ujian mengambil lesen lagi..

Wan_hazel said...

nanakimie


hahaha...wan dulu 3tahun peram lesen kreta taw nana..sebab takut..lagi2 yg pmandu kreta yg suka follow dekat2 tu...alahai takut masa tu memang tak taw nak cakaplah..skang nie dah ok skit..

amiraliyana said...

nanakimie: tu la sama jugak baru dpt lesen jugak.. kna praktis nk bg berani bwk kt bndar2.. jgn jd cmni dah.. seriau!

Wan_hazel said...

amiraliyana

mesti beranai dan yakin..tp jgn tlalu berani taw...

nanakimie said...

wan hazel : mak aih! lamanya..3 taun..hehe..(eceh, ntah2 nana t peram lagi lama:) kalo da wan yg laki takot, nana yg pompuan neh lagi la...mau terbabas kang...huhu....takmo2x!

dulu masa belajar, nana bawak slow je...kete banyak potong nana...peduli hape nana...hehe...diorang nak marah, marah la...kan dah ada mention kat kete tu, AWAS!PEMANDU SEDANG DIUJI! hehe...nana pon wat muka selamber je diorang potong2

nanakimie said...

amiraliyana : oh ye? sama lah kita..hehe..nana lepas dapat lesen tak bawak2 lagi neh...dah mula peram dah:) mmg kena praktis slu bawak p bandar...tapi nana malas pulak. tambah pulak banyak kete kat bandar tu...serabut ase..hehe..

aqishah said...

huhuhu tunjuk samseng kat jalan raya x bersopan langsung... setakat ni kena hon jer la... tu pun rase kena buli gak..

Wan_hazel said...

bawak kreta mesti yakin dan jgn gelabah...jgn lupa pasang tali pinggang keselamatan

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