With all kinds of taxi drivers and transportation apps available, here are some tips should you come upon an unsavoury driver taking you places against your will.
IMPORTANT: Alert family (or friends) of your driver’s license plate and profile, starting point and destination at all times.
Before entering the taxi, passengers are advised to confirm that there is a license (with a photo) on the dashboard or the seatback, and that the driver matches the photo. Any problems with taxis should be reported immediately to the Land Public Transportation Commission (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat or “SPAD”) at +6180-088-7723, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.spad.gov.my.
#1: GET OUT OF THE CAR
Use handbrake if necessary. Preferably in a crowded area. Escaping at a stoplight (or even at slow speeds) would be the best option
#2: CRASH THE CAR
Obstruct his vision. Dangerous and gets attention (especially in Malaysia the kepoh kaki’s will come like moths to a flame)
#3: BREAK HIS FINGERS
If he advances towards you.
#4: SIGNAL PEOPLE TO LET THEM KNOW
Make a sign or some kind of distress signal to other cars.
#5: CALL 999
This is the Malaysian Emergency Response Service (MERS). Even if you can’t talk, they can still track your call
Hope you guys learned something!
Thinking of: McD’s fried chicken.