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5 Types of Malaysian Drivers You’ll See on the Road

Growing up in Malaysia, most of us are probably used to the unforgiving traffic and the bizarre behaviours of the local drivers. Although we learned to live with the driving habits of Malaysian drivers, it’s crucial to practice safe driving on the road and purchase car insurance for peace of mind.

Even if you don’t often drive, just spending some time on the roads will help you identify the most common types of Malaysian drivers. Here’s a list of different kinds of Malaysian drivers:

Lane-changing daredevils

You can often see these drivers on highways, speeding through others with no regards of anyone’s safety. Using the fast lane isn’t enough for the daredevils; they swerve through any available space on the road just to get to their destination quicker.

Even if you’re driving safely and below the speeding limit, passing by these drivers can give you a scare.

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Tailgaters

A tailgater is a driver that drives too close behind a car, usually leaving no distance between them. Tailgating is extremely dangerous, as it leaves no space for the back driver to stop if the front driver suddenly stops.

Driving in front of a tailgater is an uncomfortable experience, especially when you have nowhere else to go. Why do tailgaters behave this way? We’ll probably never know.

Double parkers

Commonly found near banks and shop lot areas, double parkers often cause inconvenience to everyone, for their convenience. Their illegally parked cars make roads narrower, eventually creating traffic for both sides of the road.

It’s worse when a double parker blocks your car from exiting a parking spot. If you’re lucky, a double parker will leave their telephone number on their dashboard for you to call them. If not, be prepared to wait for however long it takes for the driver to come back.

Emergency lane abusers

During holiday seasons, it’s common to wait for hours in traffic as you make your way back to your hometown. However, this type of drivers think they’re above the rest and treat the emergency lane as their personal expressway.

Misusing the emergency is illegal, but we can’t help but feel a little bit of envy as we see these drivers cutting the queue. But when you see police officers taking action against these offenders, you’ll be glad for sticking to the law and waiting in line.

Multitaskers

It’s easy to spot multitaskers these days, no matter if you’re waiting at a traffic light or driving on the road. Multitaskers are commonly seen doing activities with their phones, but they can also do other things like applying makeup or eating food.

It should be obvious that doing anything else besides paying attention to the road is dangerous, but for these people, replying to a text is more important than driving responsibly.

Value your life while driving

Sometimes, no matter how safely you drive on the road, you can be caught in an accident caused by other careless drivers. By purchasing car insurance, you can have some peace of mind even when the worst happens. AIG Malaysia provides you with total protection for you and your car, hence you should be less worried if bad things might happen to you. 

Visit https://www.aig.my/personal/auto-insurance now to buy car insurance.

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