Two mechanics have been arrested following a viral video of them drag racing on the DASH Highway (Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway).
The viral video posted by Kosmo Online showed four cars going up the wrong way near the Denai Alam toll plaza before lining up for a drag race. It was reported that the incident which took place between 12.30am and 1.30am on 27 February 2023 involved a total of six cars.
The two mechanics in question ages 20 and 29 have been taken into custody for further investigations. The police also confiscated two Proton Satria vehicles that were involved in the drag race.
Kosmo also stated that the 'drag race' was simply to test out their machines on the DASH Highway with no prizes involved. The police are still looking for the other four suspects in relation to this particular incident, which also happen to drive the same make and model.
Our thoughts on this are simple; do not drag race on public roads, no matter how empty the road may seem. And it doesn't really help if your cars are slow. Want to race? Go to the track. Want to drive up to a car meet? Follow the rules and regulations set by the organiser.
Most importantly, don't act like hooligans and ruin it for everyone else who wants to have a good time and can follow the rules at the same time.
Sep is a firm believer in the saying "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" rather than "When in doubt, throttle it out". Drive safely, ride defensively, and most importantly, don't get hangry.