Wednesday, September 20, 2006

driving is all about good common sense

one of the thing that pisses me off the most in my everyday life, are idiot drivers.

i have said it before and i will say it again, driving is not rocket science. all you need to have is good rational common sense. without this basic skills, you might as well stick to public transport.

good common sense will tell you if you park your car inconsiderately with 1/3 or 1/2 of your car sticking out of the parking space especially on a busy street, you will create unnessecary traffic jam.

good common sense will tell you if you double park your car along a pasar malam street, traffic will come to a halt.

good common sense will tell you if you park your car near a junction at an alley, you will make it very difficult for ppl with less maneuvering skills to negotiate that turn.

good common sense will tell you if you tailgate someone at 100km/h, chances of having a collision with the front car in case of an emergency is high.

good common sense will tell you if you modify you tincan to reach 300km/h without doing anything to the structure of the car will sent you to hell faster than you can recite your religious belief scriptures.

i think it is high time the jpj re-look into its driving licence approval system.

doing a 3 point turn, balancing the car on a slope, parking & the "jalan raya test" is by no means testing a person ability to drive in a real life situation. even to the extent of only permiting "very" qualified ppl run driving school or those 10-20 hours driving seminar and the probation period for passed drivers are just out of date.

for one, the age limit of 17 has to amended to at least 25. no doubt about it ppl under the age of 25 are irrational when they on the road. patienceless and aggresive. i know, i was one of them.
i believe some time ago the parliament wanted to raised the the age limit to 21 but was objected, that some "students" need to drive to school/college/universities ! what kind of fucking rational is that ? the importance of students to drive them self is more important than the life of other road users ? obviously the importance of one own selfishness got the better of the legislature. on the other hand it shows the MPs understanding of the lack of public transportation in the country ?

other aspect that the jpj can do is to make the officer that approve the driving test of that particular person be liable as well if that particular person got involved in an accident which is proven to be the fault of that particular person out of the reason of lack of driving abilities and skills. this it self can already deter bribery to the jpj officers.

will all these ever happen ? never i guess in tincan country.

2 comments:

Yodaddy said...

i think we should focus on weeding out particular dangerous drivers instead of blanket ban all drivers below a certain age.

either that or pemuda in BN should come out and change those mat racer to mat usaha to recognise their contributions. Pak lah would then say that F1 teams all over the world would be jealous of the skills of these mat usaha in making their cars so damn fast.

grashung said...

"doing a 3 point turn, balancing the car on a slope, parking & the "jalan raya test" is by no means testing a person ability to drive in a real life situation."

3 point turn, balancing and parking are the basic skills. jalan raya test is all they can do to test you for a real life situation. you cannot expect JPJ to assign one officer to follow each person around for 2 months to see how they drive. and even then, i am pretty sure they will start driving recklessly the minute the officer leaves. this is the only reasonable way to give out driving licenses. what other method do you propose?

"no doubt about it ppl under the age of 25 are irrational when they on the road. patienceless and aggresive. i know, i was one of them"

please dont generalise. just because you and your friends were reckless drivers doesnt mean everyone else is as well.

"what kind of fucking rational is that ? the importance of students to drive them self is more important than the life of other road users ?"

you have a good point here. they should have given a better reason, and that simply being that they are already legally adults.

"other aspect that the jpj can do is to make the officer that approve the driving test of that particular person be liable as well if that particular person got involved in an accident which is proven to be the fault of that particular person out of the reason of lack of driving abilities and skills. this it self can already deter bribery to the jpj officers."

this is the stupidest idea i have heard in a long time. who will wanna be a jpj officer? either they just wont pass anyone, or they will all be going bankrupt or going to jail.