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There's danger driving in the rain. Not from slippery
roads or poor visibility but from a strange breed
of Malaysian drivers who turned on their hazard
lights at the slightest drizzle. Just a tiny raindrop
and these drivers will drive around gleefully with
all the signal lights flashing. Could it be a case
of misguided caution or some form of twisted logic?
Don't these drivers understand that the hazard lights
are to be used only when the car is stalled or immobile.
That's why it's also called the emergency lights.
On the subject of driving, there's another hazard
on the North-South Highway. Apart from the dangers
of stray buffalos and bland nasi lemak, one has
to contend with another strange breed of drivers.
They cruise along at exactly 110kph on the outside
lane. They won't bulge even if you flash or tailgate
them. The road belongs to them because they are
law abiding citizens who keep to the speed limits
religiously . No, I'm not one of the speed freaks
breathing down their bumpers. I drive an old jalopy
so I keep to the left lane most of the time. But
thanks to these 'law abiding' drivers, I'm in constant
danger because the faster vehicles (usually the
express buses) always end up overtaking them on
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