Bikes going against traffic on MEX highway on video

Bikes going against traffic on MEX highway on video

In yet another instance of lawan arus, or vehicles travelling against the flow of traffic, footage has surfaced from the dashcam of Facebook user Muhammad Zaim Irfan Munir when he was travelling along the MEX (Maju Expressway).

The footage depicts more than 20 motorcyclists going against traffic on the emergency lane of the MEX highway, including one at the beginning of the video which appears to be stopped sideways, waiting to turn around and also face the wrong way. Another Facebook user, meanwhile commented on the post, asking, “why are you still driving on the [left-hand-side] lane?”

While the owner of the dashcam footage is entirely within their rights to driving in the left-hand-side lane of the highway when the group of motorcyclists travelling against traffic were encountered, it would have been wiser to move one lane to the right to have some space between themselves and the motorcycles, some of which can be seen to be ridden two abreast on said emergency lane.

If there were any concerns of being driving too slowly in the middle lane, the owner of the dashcam footage could perhaps increase their speed slightly. The speed limit on the MEX highway is 90 km/h, and the information stamped on the dashcam footage shows that the vehicle driven was travelling between 81 and 82 km/h, which still leaves a small margin to use and still be within the speed limit.

There have, by now been countless instances of lawan arus cases documented on social media, and some have come to a tragic end, and in cars no less. For those already abiding by the rules, remember to be alert for hazards at all times.

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Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • DonkeyKong on Sep 12, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    For cases like these, when there are deaths of the motorcyclists, inevitably we hear the same tired narrative from their family members as if all of them read off the same template when it comes to their road menace children.. “Dia budak baik..” “..selalu suka membantu..” “..tak pernah tinggal solat..” “..selalu ke masjid..”

    None of their parents will ever say their kids are beyond redemption and they’re sorry that their kids are a nuisance to the public.

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    • Brian on Sep 12, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      You know, that statement, implied is very racist. Speed demons comes in all shapes and forms and AFAIK those latest cases of going against traffics leading to accidents are from us nons.

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  • This is why MEX had banned motors for a time since they started operation.

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