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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:44 pm

Serious no, accidents, everywhere due to tailgating and not signaling well in advance (yeah, I know the reasons why). Tailgating doesn't mean speeding, just stupidity.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:58 pm

Maybe I was lucky, but I have seen none so far in rain. Tailgating needs some speeding too to have an accident to happen. It is about speed-distance relation.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:02 pm

We have had very pleasant experiences with Taxis in KL. One instance we were returning back to Singapore and had to catch a flight in KLCC. I didnt realize that the airport is like outside the city and very far. We had like just 1 hr left before the checkin gate closes and we were at KL sentral and we hired a red taxi and we were praying that we reach on time and this guy drove like Michael Schumacher and got us to the airport like just 2 mins to spare before the checkin gate closed. We were really thankful to the driver that day.

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Postby Fortan » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:41 pm

Wd40 wrote:We have had very pleasant experiences with Taxis in KL. One instance we were returning back to Singapore and had to catch a flight in KLCC. I didnt realize that the airport is like outside the city and very far. We had like just 1 hr left before the checkin gate closes and we were at KL sentral and we hired a red taxi and we were praying that we reach on time and this guy drove like Michael Schumacher and got us to the airport like just 2 mins to spare before the checkin gate closed. We were really thankful to the driver that day.

Did he drive on the meter? :)

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:46 pm

Fortan wrote:
Wd40 wrote:We have had very pleasant experiences with Taxis in KL. One instance we were returning back to Singapore and had to catch a flight in KLCC. I didnt realize that the airport is like outside the city and very far. We had like just 1 hr left before the checkin gate closes and we were at KL sentral and we hired a red taxi and we were praying that we reach on time and this guy drove like Michael Schumacher and got us to the airport like just 2 mins to spare before the checkin gate closed. We were really thankful to the driver that day.

Did he drive on the meter? :)


Yes. I still remember. It cost about 85RM and he didnt charge anything extra. This was in Dec '09.

EDIT: I realize I wrote KLCC, I meant LCCT.

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Postby PrimroseHill » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:17 pm

The Stig :lol:

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 4:30 pm

x9200 wrote:Maybe I was lucky, but I have seen none so far in rain. Tailgating needs some speeding too to have an accident to happen. It is about speed-distance relation.


You can still have an accident tailgating at 20kph. The only difference is that damage is less at 20kph than it would be at 90kph.

I got tailgated by maybe three different cars only in the stretch from Serangoon to BKE on the PIE just last night, and I was already doing 90-110kph so it wasn't because I was slow. Guys here just have no idea.

With regards KL, when I was living there I found one guy I was happy with and just phoned him every time I needed a taxi. Most places I would drive but on those 'nights out' it was best and easiest just to have a regular guy and pay an extra RM10-20 for the effort.

Like every Proton Saga, though, gaffa tape was a friend.
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'

SIR Stirling Moss OBE


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