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Driving in Malaysia - The Rules of the Road for Beginners

Driving in Malaysia - The Rules of the Road for Beginners

Old Dec 18th 2014, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by man from emas View Post
Yes in most countries the "Highway code" is mandatory set of rules here it is to be considered rather loosely as a set of "nice to have guide-lines" except for small motorbikes they make all their own rules & win on all occasions, remembering these people sooner or later in life migrate to cars, & there we have the crux of the problem.
...and when they migrate to lorries you haver a major problem!!
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Old Dec 18th 2014, 5:32 am
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basically you are correct I been told by several people including our car insurance that 4 wheels cannot claim against 2 wheels, even if they are coming down a one way street the wrong way & hit you, thats why cars always give them right of way. I understand its to do with the very low insurance they have to carry to be on the road, seems part of the built in system to give lower incomes methods of transport so I guess its a massive vote swing if someone was bold enough to change the law.
Government conservative figures suggest there is in excess of 1 mil unregistered bikes and riders in the country, so naturally everyone including insurance companies, Government and prudent drivers give them a miss....if at all possible
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Old Dec 18th 2014, 5:54 am
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On a George Town backstreet recently I counted seven people (including babies) on a passing motorbike.

Is that a record for Penang?


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Old Jan 26th 2015, 10:46 am
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On a more serious note this Keith Lane - Driving in Malaysia is an excellent resource for anyone who is going to be driving in Penang for the first time.

But I have to agree, the first rule is that none of the rules apply to motorcyclists and the second rule is that all subsequent rules are optional for car drivers.
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This subject is continued here http://britishexpats.com/forum/malay.../#post11815753
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