Have you double-park your vehicle? Have you speed beyond limits ? Got caught ?

@Iriene88 (5352)
Malaysia
August 9, 2009 11:58am CST
When there is terrible jammed ahead, there must be something happening...could be an accident, police block to summon those caught by speed trap, illegal U-turn, pass through red light so on and so forth! Due to our hectic and busy lifestyle, everything is in a rush. We lost our patience, we break the laws once in awhile like double parked (after making 2 rounds, no available car park), we save time by making illegal U-turns (our destination is so near, but because of the one way, so near yet so far). Have you done it, and have you ever got summon / fine ? Do share your experiences here or may be an advise...
6 responses
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
I think I am a 'smart' law breaker in this sense.. I don't do illegal U turn if I find the turning is too steep and I am not confident doing it.. when I need to speed, I speed with care... and when come to the yellow traffic light, I just have to push harder on the oil pad.. and if I am driving short distance, I don't have my belt.. I even drove a car without valid road tax! Yes, I was caught, but not summons, as I am good in my pleading... I still consider myself a good driver on the road, as I don't fight to be in the front, I show signals when I need to make turns.. I raise my hand showing appreciation if I cut queues..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Dear cwong77, I'm physically stand up to give you my 'standing ovation' You are an extremely 'very smart' driver, you know when to follow the law and when to break one...lol Just a piece of advise..do careful and be caution :) Scenario 1 My Eastern Malaysian friend (very beautiful & soft spoken), one day she came out from a 5 star hotel, so she make an 'illegal exit' - short cut! But got caught by 2 police officer. She showed them her East Malaysia driving licence and pleaded that she is not familiar with the road..wow, good idea, but this round it did not work...so HOW? She went inside the car and shed some tears...they let her go... (Till to date, she never receive any official summons for all the law she broke...) Scenario 2 My sister-in-law removed her seat belt once reaching her housing area. Got caught by police officer a few doors away from her house ??? Have to settle outside-lah! All the best, btw..I like the way you response ' very spontaneous' and fun to read, keep it up :)
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Iriene... indeed, tear is the best weapon for women.. just that I am not a person that tears alot.. I can tear when I see some touchy stories, but come to real life issues, I cannot tears.. especially during those time that I need to tear... oh.. seat belt.. I had that once too.. I was just leaving my house and I got stop right at the traffic light.. I just tell them, I am only a few doors away, and even they saman, I will still 'rayu'.. so they let me off...
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
17 Aug 09
For drivers to double-park, go beyond speed limits, illegal U-turn, beat red light and etc is common or else they are not drivers- they must be angels. I have been issued summons amounting to more RM 3000.00 for my 25-year driving. Who can beat me? Hehehe. Once I double- parked just to buy some sweets at Seven-11 which the buying took hardly 3 minutes, I was given a ticket. It seems the police is going all out to get you. Can't the police just wait for at least 10 minutes before issuing the ticket by going another round and back?
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 09
Dear James, Paying RM3000.00 for breaking the laws is not something to be proud about. That amount of money can feed an average Malaysian household. So, better be careful and follow the law, save money and hassle too! Oh yes, this police officers have their quotas to hit too! They need to issue certain number of summons per month. So, they always on the look out for law-breakers! I truly hope you will be careful and do take care :)
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
of course i have.. sometimes i feel the road-system in our country are really 'stupid' - impossible sometimes to obidiently follow the signs.. but most of the times, i usually make illegal turns when i know for sure, there is no oncoming vehicle or no cars behind me.. as for double park my car - i dont like to do that.. because i've been the 'victim' many times - and i really hate it.. dont want to have people cursing at me, just because i parked my car and blocked their way.. not worth it.. i dont mind parking a bit further, as long as i know my car is safe and not bothering anyone..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Dear 4mymak, I totally agree with you, some times it is really makes us lost patience...poor road signs planning! The place suppose to have sign, they do not put one, the place that basically irrelevant, they have one just to catch the impatience driver..lol Oh yes, I also do not like people who double park and blocked our cars..especially if we are rushing..run out of time, in a hurry.. it really make us want to 'curse'..so better avoid double park, avoid being curse too.... My husband do double park, but I have to be in the car to attend to it, in case I need to reverse and let other car out. Give a pat on your shoulder for being a considerate driver Take care and drive carefully, SAFETY FIRST! Do keep in touch :)
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
10 Aug 09
I do not double-park. I would just park distance away and then walk all the way back. It beats losing patience and getting angry over it. At most, the next time I get people to drive me there instead of me driving.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
Dear whyaskq, How are you, long time no hear!! Glad to have you back here.... You would just park distance away and then walk all the way back...that's absolutely a good practice to follow! It is good exercise and 'anger control management' too..wow, fantastic solution...save all the troubles from being fine/summoned. Thumbs up for you! Your alternative of getting someone to drive you there is also a great suggestion! Since I do not like to drive so much, but I do not mind following my husband when he needs to runs some errands...what he did was 'double park', run up to the courier service office, or banks...I will be sitting in the car reading newspaper, if someone's car need to go out, I will just reverse and park..another thing is the police / traffic / district officer would not issue a summon if someone is attending to the car! Tks for sharing and do keep in touch! Cheers...
@meapas (2434)
• India
9 Aug 09
No never in the habit of breaking such safety rules. Lives are more costly than our time.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
Dear meapas, Give a pat on your shoulder for being such a good driver on the road. Keep it up! I totally agree with you, Life is more costly than our time. Just to save a few minutes by speeding can cause an accident that involves our own life and others too. Therefore, drive carefully on the road is a good practice! Better Safe than Sorry! Tks for sharing and all the best.
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• Philippines
9 Aug 09
I have done that several times and have caught once when I cut a bike rider on the run.lol I was younger back then and it felt good to cut someone who have cut you when you're driving on a separate lane.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
Dear incredibleDNA, Yeah, many young drivers has done that because ... those were the time of 'fast & furious' But in actual fact it is not good because we might end up in big troubles if any accidents occur. The summon we have to pay in also not worth it. I am glad that all this were of the past. You are now a curteous driver on the road, good..keep it up! Thanks for sharing and do keep in touch!