We take a look at all the major bad habits of Malaysian drivers. Remember, being safe on the road begins with you!

Posted by Paul Tan's Automotive News on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It’s that time of the year again, and we’re all going to be heading back for our family reunions during the Hari Raya celebrations. So we decided it was time to come up with a Public Service Announcement (PSA) video for your viewing pleasure.

But instead of doing the clichéd thing – telling everyone what to do, i.e. follow the speed limit, pay attention behind the wheel, check your tyre pressures, etc. – we’re showing you the direct opposite. Everyone, here’s what you shouldn’t do during balik kampung journeys.

All the major bad driving habits are depicted here. At the very start we have our own Danny Tan in his Honda CR-Z, being a typical lane hogger. Tailgating him is Harvinder Singh and Paul Tan in a Jaguar F-Type R, followed by a very, very, very angry driver in a Ford Ranger.

Just to include the whole nine yards, we then have a typical Sunday driver in a Hyundai Santa Fe, oblivious to those around him, including the importance of child seats. Just as ignorant is Jonathan Lee in his lime green Kia Picanto, driving next to Graham Chin, who then tries to educate him on the matter by shoving a tablet in his face.

Lastly we have Hafriz Shah and yours truly, Anil Prabha, trying to be an emergency lane hero in a Peugeot 208 GTi. You can guess where this is going.

This video aims to recreate snippets of driving experiences that we all have encountered and probably done ourselves at some point. The point is, just because the other driver may be in the wrong, it doesn’t always mean you are in the right.

Being safe on the road does indeed begin with you, so always follow the rules, drive ethically with the right attitude and stay safe, everyone! Selamat Hari Raya and safe travels from all us at paultan.org