Yesterday, we reported on a viral video (recorded on July 7, 2022) that showed a police patrol car escorting a pair of flatbed trucks carrying luxury vehicles while overtaking cars on a double-lined road. Following this, a recent video by TikTok user Meerza Danish, which was reposted on Twitter, also showed a convoy overtaking on double lines.
In the video dated 16 July, 2022, Meerza Danish was navigating a rural road that was congested with cars heading the opposite direction. Upon turning a corner, a police outrider comes into view, travelling head-on towards the camera vehicle on the other side of a double-lined road.
The police outrider waves down Meerza, who reacts in time to avoid a collision by pulling to the side of the road and partly onto the grass, after which a series of police vehicles pass by. Unlike the previous video, there are no luxury vehicles strapped onto flatbeds in sight, so the reason for the convoy’s urgency to overtake on a double-lined road could very well be first-responder vehicles heading towards an emergency.
Ni kalau aku tersapu diorang ni dapat cleam ke tak? Nasib lah aku slow
In any case, it was a close call for the camera vehicle and a reminder to always be cautious on the road. What are your thoughts on this specific incident? Could the police convoy have done things differently to avoid a potential head-on collision? Share your comments below.
It’s worth reminding double lines are painted on roads for the safety of road users and not just for show. Overtaking, parking, making a U-turn, and crossing from one side of the road to the other on a double-lined road are offences that carry fine of RM300, with harsher penalties applicable if the incident results in injury or death.