A sleepy truck driver was caught on video driving recklessly and speeding down the highway in Tanjung Malim.
Photo via Facebook (Perak Press)
The lorry can be seen driving over the white lane and weaving from lane to lane in a video that was shared on Facebook by the Perak Press. Other drivers on the road were immediately aware of the situation.
“The lorry driver was tired. But fortunately, there are other lorry drivers to escort him to his destination in Tanjung Malim.
Another lorry driver then moved to the middle lane, driving next to the sleepy driver, and started guiding him along the highway while attempting to wake him up.
Meanwhile, a yellow bus can be seen following closely behind the swerving lorry which formed some sort of barrier around the lorry, making way for smaller vehicles to pass through safely while they all honk at them profusely.
What a team!
Though it’s dangerous to drive while you’re tired, many in the comment section express their empathy for the sleepy driver, “He’s also making a living. He could stop at the side of the road for a nap, but he could be fined for doing that,” said one person.
Guys, remember that driving while sleepy can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs…
So make sure that you take a quick power nap at the rest stop, drive with a friend, have some caffeine, or listen to upbeat music to keep your brain and your body awake while in a long commute.
Stay safe on the road, guys!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat