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Fighting on roads: The real deal

By CheeJun on 07 Feb 2010

I was surfing the Internet recently and one of my friends shared this video link on his Facebook profile which made me rather confused. It was on the verge of being funny, yet I felt quite disgusted at what I saw. I'm sure some of you have seen this video before but here it is for those who haven't got the chance to see it. If you burst out laughing because the man is practically flailing his arms everywhere, I won't blame you because that part is genuinely funny..

The part that's not funny is how these fights even occur. I've realised that driving on the roads somehow increases tensions between motorists; people begin to judge others by the car they drive, and the way they drive. The car and driving style become the sole basis that people are judged on the road. The funny thing is, if the 'bad' driver was your friend, you wouldn't want to take out a baseball bat and hit him to that state as shown in the video, sometimes you'd just laugh off his mistake. But when it comes to other drivers, its a whole new world of hell. There is little humanity on the roads these days in Singapore and in Malaysia.

However, I'm also quite certain that many of you readers have travelled overseas and experienced different roads, drivers, driving styles, from my personal experience, I think the UK is one of the best places to drive, and its something that we can all try to emulate. Its civilized and people are courteous on the road. Over here, you signal early to change lanes, 90% of the time, the car behind accelerates past you leaving you stranded on your unwanted lane while other cars blaze past, not giving you any room to move over. In contrast, while I was in the UK, this phenomenon hardly ever happened! Motorists slowed down and clearly gave way to the car I was in and everything went smoothly. Its the same for parking. People here tend to get impatient and start to have hands that are glued to the horn and repeatedly blast it while someone else is trying to park in a congested carpark. I was just one of the people waiting behind while the car in front of mine created a symphony of horn blasts in the multi-storey carpark. Where is the love? Waiting a few seconds longer or slowing down to give way wouldn't kill you would it. Trying to save those few seconds could.

For that guy who got beaten up in the video, I'd say that was his unlucky day but I guess it still takes two hands to clap. We can all make driving a much more pleasant experience if we want to.

So what do you think? Have your say here under the comments!

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Hi everyone, I’m Chee Jun and cars have always been a passion for me since young and writing about them is one way to express myself in the motoring world.

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Xspace Feb 07 2010 10:39 AM
This was posted in MCF too...
Porkerlover Feb 08 2010 09:05 AM
This looks like a girl fight...haha
YellowFlash Feb 09 2010 02:23 PM
looks like the guy in red stole the baseball bat from the BMW and use it to hit the driver...red shirt guy is such a wuss...
Shkeat Feb 09 2010 09:35 PM
I think Singapore road is becoming more dangerous as well with all those foreigners came here showing off their fancy cars. I met 1 today at raffles area. 1 A** M* driving a Open top Mini Cooper with a lady beside him (number plate SJD5187M). I was at Lane 2 trying to cut into Lane 3 (lane 2 was jammed and Lane 3 clearing). I saw was still quite far so i tried to go into that lane (maybe i was wrong on my judgement or he was travelling very fast), he suddenly was behind me and honk angrily. I stopped and let him go ahead. Instead of just going off after the long "Honk" he pass by me and deliberately slow in front of me and give me the middle finger. i was so shock at his action...:( was there a need for such action.

i also find that recently there seem to be more of these behavior on the road. is Singapore road still safe or 1 day we'll end up seeing more of the same cases of the video above?
Mustang Feb 09 2010 10:36 PM
Both are clown.One acy like a big gangster another die die dun wanna lose.In the end both are foolish enough.Nothing can gain from this except revenge.This kind of idiots should be kick out from roads..Happen to me last time in Malacca where this Uncle in his late 40s kiss my behind and then come out with a baseball bat but can do nothing with it.Only shout like madman but dun dare to use it.In the end kena caught by Police for using weapon.
YellowFlash Feb 25 2010 09:55 AM
so according to mustang, its better to carry a shotgun around in msia cause when ppl bump into u, they will take a baseball bat to hit u instead even if they are in the wrong...
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