PETALING JAYA: Malaysians say that they understand the actions of an angry lorry driver who rammed into 18 cars that blocked his path on Sunday, as they too have experienced similar frustrations.
“The lorry driver deserves a Datukship, more than Shah Rukh Khan does,” Harivin Krishnan said on The Star Online’s Facebook page.
Mohd Faiz added: “This lorry driver is our true hero. If horn doesn’t cut it, ram the hell out. Teach these illegal parkers the hard way.”
“How can we go about hiring this driver? Services needed in Klang... Multiple locations!” said Jeremaiah Dawson Lazarus.
Raquel Golfarini said: “Many times I wished I had a lorry... sometimes it’s not about road rage, but about people who simply takes others for granted.”
“Good job lorry driver. I don’t blame him. It’s a lesson to all drivers who love to park as though the road belongs to their grandfather,” said Chandrasegaran Uthamaseelan.
The comments came after the lorry driver’s action made it to news. He found his path blocked by several cars at a market in Taman Berjaya in Nibong Tebal, Penang, on Sunday morning and started ramming into them to make his way out.
The lorry driver, in his 30s, surrendered to the police on Sunday night. He was questioned and later released after his statement was recorded.
He will be charged in court today for reckless driving under Section 43 (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987, which carries a maximum fine of RM10,000 and maximum jail term of a year, if convicted.
While some seem to treat the reckless act quite lightly, others said that the lorry driver had overreacted.
“I don’t understand why the lorry driver drove his lorry in the crowded day market area. Even I rarely go over there as I understand the place is a crowded place,” said Lim Meng Wooi.
And then there were also those who found a middle ground (somewhat).
“As much as I find it somewhat good, I’m still against the lorry driver’s behaviour of intentionally damaging people’s cars... though I’d prefer using a tank to crush these cars,” Kenny Yeap Lin Chung said.
Zabri Abidin added “Mr Lorry Driver I am proud of you. But don’t do it again.”