Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | MYT 11:44 AM
Road rage: Family allegedly terrorised by bus driver
PETALING JAYA: A bus has been captured on video, allegedly speeding recklessly and threatening to run a car with at least three passengers including a one-year-old child into a road divider along the Kuala Lumpur-Genting Highlands highway near here.
The 51-second video, posted by Facebook user Khalsom Som on Sunday, also showed the driver of a red bus gesturing angrily at the driver of car when his vehicle drew abreast of them on the highway.
In the video, the bus can be seen pursuing the car and weaving in and out between traffic on the three-lane highway.
After the bus overtakes the car, the bus driver prevents them from moving forward by veering into their path on the rightmost lane.
Khalsom said the harrowing ordeal took place on March 18 while she was returning to Kuala Lumpur from a wedding near Genting Highlands.
She said she was approaching a two-lane tunnel when the bus bearing the license plate number WWU 5909 sped into the tunnel on the fast lane.
Her mother, who was driving the car, then honked at the bus.
"He immediately started honking back as he flew into the left lane just ahead of us.
"Furious and concerned as we had my one-year-old baby in the car with us, my mother tried to 'get away'," she said.
Khalsom said that after the bus overtook them, she told her mother to slow down as her baby was in the car.
"He drove right ahead of us, intermittently slamming on the brakes and did not allow us to get past him," she alleged, adding that the bus "tried to squash us into the divider."
Khalsom said they finally lost the bus when they reached a toll plaza.
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has since responded to her Instagram post and said that action was being taken against the bus driver.
"Notice 79 has been issued for dangerous driving," the Commission said, adding that the vehicle's permit has been revoked pending the investigation.
SPAD also said it would be interviewing the bus operator and the complainant immediately.
DANGEROUS MALAYSIAN COACH DRIVER- PLEASE SHARE THIS HAS GOT TO STOP! 18th March on the way back from a beautiful wedding near Genting Highlands, heading back to KL, we were driving along heading into a 2 lane tunnel. As we entered, a red coach with Darul Naim 09 on the back, license plate WWU5909 came flying into the tunnel in the fast lane. He came in so fast it actually shocked everyone in our car. My Mother who was driving honked her horn at him so he would slow the down. He immediately started honking back as he flew into the left lane just ahead of us. Furious and concerned as we had my 1 year old baby in the car with us, my Mother tried to "get away" from this dangerous lunatic. He began to chase us, weaving in an out of the cars as you can see in the video. He came right up behind us on several occasions. He didn't signal once, just flitted from lane to lane for his own ridiculous "vengeance". He managed to overtake us, as I insisted my Mother slow down with my baby in the car, so he managed to get ahead of us. And of course in true foul fashion he drove right ahead of us, intermittently slamming on the breaks and not allowing us to get past him. On our first few attempts to overtake he tried to squash us into the divider. Luckily we managed to lose him at the toll. This is absolutely disgusting and dangerous behaviour! How can this man be allowed to drive a coach. He's endangering the lives of his passengers and all the people around him, and for what?? A little honking of the horn?! His blatant disregard for safe driving and the safety of those around him is outrageous and I urge you to share this video to create some awareness for this unacceptable behaviour. We are lucky nothing terrible happened, but we all know too well how many lives are lost from tragic accidents on these buses. To the driver of this coach.🖕🏼you for endangering the lives of me and my family, and all the other people on the road. You are an absolute disgrace and should not be allowed to drive! I hope that the appropriate action is taken by the relevant authorities and the bus company. We have already made a complaint to SPAD and are awaiting a response. - Tunku Khalsom Ibrahim