Thursday, December 8, 2011

Beware of Highway Robbers

The holiday seasons is here again and most guys would be traveling back homes in their cars. Be sure to check your engine oil and water in radiator which are 2 simplest chores! A couple of days ago, I saw a car which exploded and caught fire! The whole MRR2 was jammed for hours due to busy body motorists like me, slowing down to 'kay-poh', bow, pay respects and take photos! Ha ha ha, that's me!

We've read so much news about accident-robberies lately. I had my own close brush yesterday morning at 9.30am (7/12/11). I just passed Jalan Duta Toll and entered NKVE highway, driving uphill at 120kph speed along the fast lane with many cars.
Suddenly, I saw a head staring at me from my car's front passenger window. It was an Indian man riding a motorcycle so closely and he signaled me to stop my car. I was stunned while eating my bento happily. His hand gestures told me that my front left tire was smelly and emitting smoke! At once, I was suspicious and ignored him, remembering about the spate of accident-robberies. I sped faster and he also rode ahead, still turning his head occasionally to point at my tire. Now my head became unsure whether it was a genuine matter or robbery attempt. Why on earth would this jerk be so kind to risk his life in a high speed manner to notify me?
Anyway, I had a flat tire last week and it was a kind Malay family who signaled to inform me of the real flat tire. So I stopped my car after seeing the Indian motorcyclist was farther ahead of me. I got down from my car and to my horror, the Indian man stopped his bike and made a U-turn back to approach me. He was so swift to park his bike right beside my front left and squatted down to tap my tire to show me. I backed myself and stood far behind my car to take a glance at my tire. I told him that my tire was perfectly fine. He insisted that it was wobbling and emitted bad rubber smell. Next, this persistent man in his 20s stood up & pointed onto the shirt he was wearing to insist that he knows about vehicles. His dark navy blue shirt had plenty of embroidered logos which included Petronas, BMW and many others. Quickly, I just jumped into my car and sped off for my life.

Just 20 meters away, there were other Indian motorcyclists waiting and looking at their comrade haggling with me. I am so glad that I still have all my fingers intact to type this warning.