SPAD to investigate Karak highway bus road rage

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is investigating an incident where an express bus was filmed driving dangerously along the Karak Highway.

The video showed a Darul Naim Express Sdn Bhd express bus speeding recklessly and threatening to run a car carrying three passengers - including a one-year-old child - into a road divider along the highway on Saturday.

The Commission is investigating the case for violations under the Land Public Transport Act 2010 (APAD 2010), the commission said in a statement on Wednesday.

SPAD has recorded statements from those involved and suspended the vehicle permit pending investigation.

“Upon receiving the complaint on Sunday, SPAD’s Enforcement team traced the driver, recorded his statement and suspended the vehicle permit to facilitate investigations. Subsequently, SPAD recorded a statement from the Darul Naim Express bus operator on Tuesday,” said the commission.

SPAD said that based on the outcome of the investigation, the commission will pursue action under the Act for those found guilty of breaking the law, and it added that it will ensure that action is taken against the driver for dangerous driving and placing the lives of bus passengers and other road users at risk.

The 51-second video posted on Facebook also showed the driver of a red bus gesturing angrily at the driver of car when his vehicle drew abreast of them on the highway.

In the video, the bus can be seen pursuing the car and weaving in and out between traffic on the three-lane highway.

After the bus overtakes the car, the bus driver prevents them from moving forward by veering into their path on the rightmost lane.

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