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74yo Drives Myvi Against Flow of Traffic on JB Highway, Tells Police He’s Not Familiar With the Area

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Source: Facebook | Polis Daerah Iskandar Puteri & X | anthraxxx781

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The road can be a dangerous place and unfortunately, it can always be a death trap regardless of how careful you are.

A dashcam footage recently went viral on social media and was shared by an X user @anthraxxx781, showing drivers and other cars in front of him having to slow down when a Myvi driver drove against the flow of the traffic. The owner of the footage almost hit the driver in front of him but fortunately, no accidents were reported on the day of the incident – February 26 (Sunday).

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In a police statement that was released this morning (February 26), PDRM confirmed that the incident took place on the LINKEDUA Highway in JB. Based on the information gathered, police in JB managed to detain the suspect in Taman Nusa Bayu, Gelang Patah, Johor.

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The 74-year-old suspect was brought to the Iskandar Puteri Police Station to assist in the investigation, and the matter is currently being investigated under Section 42 Road Transport Act 1987.

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“He didn’t know the way around”

Following the circulation of the video and before the release of the statement, netizens were angered to see the Myvi driver endangering other road users with his driving. However, further investigation from PDRM revealed that the senior citizen who was behind the wheel during the incident was not familiar with the routes around the area.

It was his 1st time in JB.

“At the time of the incident, the suspect was headed to his friend’s house in Nusa Bayu. He was not familiar with the routes.”

The driver’s confusion eventually led him to drive onto the highway where he drove against the traffic, as many have seen in the viral video.

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As of today, PDRM is still collecting more information regarding the incident and police are urging the public to come forward and provide relevant information. You can watch the viral clip below.

One’s confusion and recklessness can cause an unwanted accident. Fortunately, no accidents or injuries were reported on that day. It’s best to seek the help of GPS or have someone in the passenger seat to guide you if you’re not familiar with the area.

 

Also read: M’sian Almost Hits Man on LDP Highway Who Fell on Fast Lane After Trying to Cross the Road

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