Photos of a car recently went viral on Twitter. The driver apparently changed the colours of his signal lights to white which can be confusing for other road users.
The signal lights are typically orange in colour, so we don’t blame him for being confused… We would be, too!
Photo via Twitter (@emrhqm)
Modification or “customizing” cars in Malaysia is very common. It individualizes the vehicle to reflect the owner’s taste, design and creativity. Because, yeah, some people just like to be different, kan?
But these modifications can be dangerous for other road users!
In the tweet, a series of photos show a car that had its white signal lights on. The user, who shared the tweet said: “Please change your signal lights back to orange. Don’t blame other people if one day someone mistakenly hits you from the back.
“There’s a reason why brake lights are red, and signal lights are orange,” he tweeted.
Netizens took to the comment section to share similar encounters, and apparently, many said that changing the colour of a car’s brake lights or signal lights can be very confusing for other road users.
“The white is difficult to see from a distance. It’s very dangerous!”
The tweet has since been shared over 15,000 times with road users advising each other to not modify the colour and brightness of their lights.
“Once I came across a car with red headlights. I panicked because I thought I was in the wrong lane!” one person said.
Red headlights?! That must be very, very confusing!
Guys, please note that modifications of your vehicle without approval from the JPJ are subject to punishment under Section 6 of the Road Transport Act 1987 and Regulation 138, Road Traffic Rules 170/59.
Yes, it’s against the law and if found guilty, you could be fined up to RM2,000 or 6 months jail.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat