Location: The main road leading to Section 13 from Section 7,Shah Alam, 10.15am. I was driving at that time when I noticed a police patrol car at a T-junction waiting to enter the main road. When I was about four metres away, the cop suddenly darted out into my path. I applied my brakes and managed to avoid hitting the police car.
Damn it..I would understand if it was an ordinary motorist as we are familiar with their bad driving habits but this was a COP, who is supposed to set an example for motorists! A quick glance at my rearview mirror showed there were no car behind me, meaning that he could have waited for me to pass isn’t? Top ranking officials, from the authorities on road safety and inspector general of police, have always reminded Malaysian motorists of the need, among others, to be courteous when driving and whatnot. I think the IGP should also extend this reminder to his charges.
The bad driving attitude of the policeman at the wheel was something I could not accept! This is especially so since police are going all out to catch errant motorists. I wonder if its okay to honk at him, gesture him to stop at the road shoulder and politely give him a piece of my mind. That I shall never know. But if it is okay, I might just do it the next time I come across a similar incident with a cop at a wheel…ACAB!