As rain continues to pour down on major parts of Peninsular Malaysia, states such as Pahang and Johor have seen flooding for almost days now.
At just the beginning of the year, many are rushing to start of their year with work and to get on with their lives after the year end break, even if it means driving dangerously through flooded roads.
If you’re thinking about doing so the next time you come across a flooded road, perhaps think again, as motorists are advised to no take the risk of driving their vehicle throough flooded roads.
According to Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) director Datuk Azisman Alias, the public must emphasize their safety since many major highways and small-town roads were flooded and the strong flood currents are a danger to all road users.
“Road users need to be careful and do not take the risk of continuing with their journey if the roads they are travelling on are under water.
“Be careful during this flood season. If there is no need to go out, just stay at home,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
As reported by Bernama, a man was believed to have been swept away with his vehicle at Batu 18 Jalan Kluang Kahang after helping his wife to get out of a flooding car as they cointnued driving down a flooded road.
On top of that, several videos on social media showed how various drivers brave the waters in their trucks and Myvi-sized cars; it is important to mention that more than half of these videos resulted in the vehicles being swept away by the flood’s current as well.