Tuesday, November 6, 2007




React with caution

IT was disturbing to read about how a man hijacked a vehicle with a 5-year-old girl in it when the mother was checking the damage to her Toyota Unser after it was knocked from behind by another vehicle ("Girl hijacked with vehicle reunited with parents" -- NST, Nov 3).

Fortunately, the hijackers left her at a KTM Komuter station and she was found unharmed by a passer-by.

What should a motorist do if his car is knocked? In normal circumstances, both drivers would alight to check the damage.

With such incidents, motorists, especially women, would have to ask whether "kissing the rear end" was intentional or not.

Whatever the reason, we should be extra careful when driving.



Frankensteina said...

It's just scary isn't it? Read the same news a couple of days ago.

There are a lot of psychos out there its so dangerous.

Nightwing said...

Ya...from what i understand..sometimes it is on purpose so that:

a) steal the car,

b) Get business for the garage/workshop.

What the heck is our society becoming?

Puteri said...

What the heck?! Maybe that was intentional! On my last trip to KL, a lady had a busted radiator, and she was just sitting in her car, afraid to go out. Blocking the road some more . Once guy came out of his car to help her but she turned down his help.

Maybe she was afraid of this kind of incident.

Nightwing said...

Hi there Puteri, ya..of course she will be afraid to get out..

what to do...safety more important...good on her to stay in the car.

But just hard luck cause traffic jam.

Pi Bani said...

Frankly it is quite difficult to make judgment as to when it is intentional and when it is not. To me I guess I'd just have to go with my gut instinct. But if it happens at a lonely road, definitely not advisable to come out of the car lah!

Nightwing said...

Helo Kak Pi,

Ya..lonely roads...don't take chances.