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Photo via: www.nymag.com

Sometimes people tend to forget real life differs to what we see in the movies. For example in a movie, the driver can take their eyes off of the road for a good 30 seconds and will not crash. That sh*t ain’t gonna fly well in real life, because you most likely will crash and really injure yourself, if not worse.

Being a person that drives to and from work, I have noticed some of the most ridiculous things that Malaysian drivers do. It’s often frustrating to witness such idiocy. Some things on this list has become somewhat a normal occurrence but some are mind-bogglingly stupid that you will want to pull your hair out. Here are a few of the idiotic things people do while driving heavy machinery:

Photo via: motoringmatters.com.au
Photo via: motoringmatters.com.au

Putting make-up on – Seriously, if you have to do this while stopping at the traffic light, you have got to reassess your time management skills. It’s distracting and equally annoying.

Changing in the car – This is not a made up thing, I have seen women (more than I should) do this. They stop at the side of the road or during slow speed and change outfits. Are you a homeless person with a fancy car? Change at home or in a bathroom!

Booboo duty – Again, not making this up. A baby on the passenger seat and she is changing the infant’s diaper. Seriously, how are you a mother?

Photo via: www.futumoto.com
Photo via: www.futumoto.com

Reading – Are you a child sitting in his/her car seat in the back? Are you being driven? If no, then put the damn book down. Mostly cab drivers do this but I have seen the average Joe pulling this stunt.

Taking a selfie – This may be okay when stopped at a red light, but try and refrain yourself anyway.

Dog fancying – I’ve seen this happen too many times. Ladies have passed me at 80-100km p/h and they’ve got their toy dogs resting their paws on the steering wheel while standing on its hind legs. What on Earth?!

Photo via: telegraph.co.uk
Photo via: telegraph.co.uk

Checking social network platforms – Seriously guys, this sh*t can wait. Feel the need to complain about traffic? Feel the need to post on Instagram just how bad traffic is? STOP! Take a quick photo and post all these things up later. Your life is more important than your tweet. Trust me, it can all wait.

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Emma is a writer, dancer and Lucky Charms lover. She enjoys baking muffins, completing puzzle sets and eating both. Her idea of the good life includes pretending she's Amy from The Big Bang Theory and throwing martinis in the faces of those who scorn her. She can be found on Twitter: @emallaburn

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