Emergency lane abuse is a big no-no and can get you in trouble with the authorities. In some cases, there are even motorists who deliberately try to do their own “justice” against the offenders by intentionally setting up their vehicles in a way that prevents and obstructs emergency lane abusers from taking advantage.
One such incident was recently captured on a viral video posted on social media, showing a motorcyclist blocking a Proton Saga from driving in an emergency lane. Before praising the motorcyclist’s actions “to remove the punishment”, you should know that the saga rider did nothing wrong.
Why? OK, the Saga driver is using Smartlane which is currently deployed on NKVE from Setia Alam to Shah Alam, an extension that is notorious for traffic during bad rush hour. More specifically, the Smartlane is northbound from KM 3.2 to KM 9.2, active from 6.30am to 9.30am on weekday mornings except on public holidays – drivers must not exceed 60km / h.
Based on the video’s timestamp, the incident occurred on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 9:14 p.m. As such, the Saga driver had full rights to use the Smartlane, which Plus got permission from the Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) to return in January this year.
So, if you find yourself in this particular stretch of NKVE and see someone abusing an emergency lane, check the date and time before trying to make that person famous on the Internet for the wrong reason.
Those who work in Klang Valley, please pay attention.
Vehicles are allowed to use the emergency lane every Monday-Friday from 6.30 am to 9.30 am on NKVE Setia Alam – Shah Alam Highway. I don’t want to show the hero by stopping other vehicles like this motorcycle brother.
Be tolerant. pic.twitter.com/TEnJrPh9Qw
– My Big Ideas (igBigIdeasMY) May 22, 2022