Car caught on video driving against traffic on highway in Malaysia

A Facebook video posted on Wednesday (March 8) shows a car speeding against traffic on a two-lane highway near the town of Taiping in Perak.
A Facebook video posted on Wednesday (March 8) shows a car speeding against traffic on a two-lane highway near the town of Taiping in Perak.SCREENGRAB: FACEBOOK/CHUAH CHEAH HOON

Remember the period between December last year and January this year when there would be a new report of someone driving against traffic in Singapore almost every other day?

That crazy period may be over, but driving against traffic remains very much a thing - just look at next door in Malaysia.

A Facebook video posted on Wednesday (March 8) shows a car speeding against traffic on a two-lane highway near the town of Taiping in Perak.

The driver, whose dashboard camera had recorded the video, was driving in the fast lane when he was presented with the alarming sight of a grey car barrelling towards him.

Fortunately, the alert driver slammed on the brakes and moved quickly to the left lane, forcing another car on that lane to the side of the road.

A traffic policeman on a motorcycle, also going against the traffic flow, was seen a few moments later on the emergency lane, possibly giving chase to the errant vehicle.

Seven cases of driving against traffic were reported in Singapore between Dec 28 last year and Jan 7 alone.

These incidents followed the deadly AYE case on Dec 19 when one driver was killed and three other people were injured.