When driving, do you have the habit of tailgating other cars closely? If the answer is yes, it’s time to stop doing it because this is considered road bullying, and you may be fined or jailed!
Taking to social media platform X, Prolintas LKSA states that the behaviour of drivers who intentionally follow closely behind vehicles causes inconvenience to other highway users.
Sikap pemandu yang sengaja mengekor rapat di belakang kenderaan menyebabkan ketidakselesaaan pengguna lebuh raya lain. Pembuli sebegini boleh didenda sehingga RM1,000 atau penjara maksimum tiga bulan! #PROLINTASprihatin pic.twitter.com/1uyQ9Ky4ZF
— PROLINTAS LKSA (@LKSAtrafik) September 30, 2023
“Such bullies can be fined up to RM1,000 or a maximum of three months in jail!”, the statement adds. The post also attached an infographic saying that more than 40% of road users feel threatened when being tailgated by another car at the back.
Prolintas LKSA also urges drivers to “Not get too close to each other, and maintain a safe distance”.