Running the red light has its consequences. This video, however, serves to highlight the importance of paying close attention to one’s surroundings. It shows an incident that happened in Kampung Segambut Dalam, where a yellow Perodua Myvi attempted to turn across a busy, uncontrolled junction, subsequently into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

While the motorcyclist had the right of way, from this video it appears that the yellow Myvi attempted to cross as the slowing, oncoming grey Alza would have suggested that the coast was clear. Alas, it wasn’t, and as the Myvi began to make its way across, the motorcyclist failed to stop in time as he was travelling more quickly than the vehicles around him.

The moral of the story here is that whether you’re on two wheels, four, or more, we all need to be even more alert in congested areas. Right of way may hold up in the court of law, but the loss, damage and injury resulting from accidents may have far deeper consequences for both parties. Stay safe on the roads, everyone.