Netizen Farhah Aziz could barely contain her contempt and exasperation at the bad etiquette of a driver on May 27, when she tweeted,
“Dear stupid Malaysians, The pedestrian crossing is meant for pedestrians to CROSS safely. You’re not supposed to honk at pedestrians crossing. Yes I could see your car coming but I have the right to still cross. It’s called basic traffic rules you dumbasssssss.”
Dear stupid Malaysians,
The pedestrian crossing is meant for pedestrians to CROSS safely. You’re not supposed to honk at pedestrians crossing. Yes I could see your car coming but I have the right to still cross. It’s called basic traffic rules you dumbasssssss
— Farhah Aziz 👑 (@FarhahAziz) May 27, 2019
Anyone have ice for that burn?
Apparently, many people could relate to her irate sentiments, since her tweet has gotten retweeted more than ten thousand times, and liked over six thousand times.
What Farah experienced is not uncommon among her countrymen.
welcome to Malaysia
— Fahpro (@fahproz) May 29, 2019
underrated tweet sis
— ⓑⓔⓣⓣⓨ handsome (@bettytofak) May 29, 2019
One netizen said that he faces this same situation “almost daily,” and at a university no less. According to Azinuddun Zulfa, both students and academics drive the same way.
Work in a university and have to face oncoming vehicles on the z crossing almost daily. Students academician all the same 😔
— azinuddin zulfa (@tuan_taro) May 30, 2019
Netizen AmethystChew used double exclamation points to recount her experience, wherein not even children were allowed to cross safely.
some also honk at school children crossing the road on dedicated pedestrian crossing!!
— AmethystChew (@AmethystChew1) May 29, 2019
Motorists seem unaware, or at any rate are heedless of the fact that pedestrian crossings or crosswalks are designated areas on a road where people are not only allowed to cross, but that traffic is actually obligated to stop when someone is at the crosswalk.
Drivers seeing a crosswalk need to slow to a stop, not honk their horns for people to get out of the way, and most certainly not for stepping on the gas pedal and speeding up in order to get ahead of pedestrians.
However, some netizens said that pedestrians should make sure that motorists stop before they actually cross the road.
The problem is, sometimes, motorists disregard the white stripes that indicate crosswalks.
Right of way doesn’t mean it’s safe to cross.. Always make sure all vehicles already at full stop before crossing while keep looking at the direction of incoming traffic. Safety first all the time..
— MarwanMahmud (@MarwanMahmud) May 29, 2019
One netizen told the story of a friend they have who was run over at a crosswalk, even when the light was green.
Don’t bet on it. My friend got run down when she is crossing the road, despite the zebra crossing, and the traffic light is green for the pedestrians. Some drivers are dumbass, my advice to all of the pedestrians is be careful even when you have the right of way.
— akmal (@makmalfahmi) May 29, 2019
Oh, and it’s an occurrence that apparently doesn’t just happen in Malaysia, but in other countries as well.
I can relate. It happens also in Italy 🙁
— Ti amo tremila . . . (@viky_faxerfeit) May 30, 2019