Driver who changed lane without signal and caused accident could face up to 1 year in jail in Malaysia
Given the convenience and flexibility, many Singaporeans may choose to drive when visiting Malaysia.
While driving in another country can be a very different experience, some safety regulations still apply, such as signaling when changing lanes.
Recently, the Malaysian police issued a warning to remind everyone to pay attention to the seriousness of traffic accidents caused by failing to signal when changing lanes.
Traffic violations are reported to carry a fine of up to S$3,071 (RM10,000) and a jail term of up to one year.
Malaysian police warn motorists not to change lanes without signaling
Earlier this week, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) posted an advisory on traffic violations on Facebook.
In the post, they warn that accidents are often caused by drivers failing to signal when changing directions.
As well as causing the accident, police said the reckless driving habit could cause “serious injury” to other road users.
Violators face a fine of up to S$3,071 and 1 year in jail
Motorists who fail to signal when changing lanes and cause “serious injury” could be prosecuted under the Road Traffic Act, the PDRM warned.
It is one of five major traffic offenses that must be “solved” in court, according to the New Straits Times.
Offenders face fines ranging from S$1,536 (RM5,000) to S$3,071 (RM10,000) if convicted. They could also find themselves behind bars for up to a year.
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