Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Last Driving Lesson

Today is the last time i'll be going for the 2-hour driving lessons. Hopefully. (If i fail my test on Monday i'll probably hav to take xtra lessons..nauzubillah)

As you can see, the class was early in the morning..*cannot tidur balik..sigh*

Tada! This is the place for my driving sure im gonna get real nervous on monday..especially on the.. least 2 of my friends failed on the slope.(FYI, i hit the divider once during parking and my engine stalled once on the actual road=instant failure should i happen to repeat that on Monday). Cuak weyh..hahaha

Anyways, on a different note

Do you know Malaysia's rank on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)? 43 out of 179 countries. However, look at the score. 5.1 out of 10 points. (1 being the worst and 10 being the least perceived corruption)

Its not so bad, but still not good enough for a developing country of our stature. the CPI measures public opinion on corruption, and the public in Malaysia ain't stupid.

Corruption in our country is widespread. If politicians, our elected and trusted representatives, dabble in money politics, then dont be surprised if the man on the street does the same.

This is where my personal experience comes in.

A few months ago, during one of my driving lessons, another instructor came into the car. he talked about something with my instructor. What were they talking about? Bribing a JPJ official to 'close one eye' to a particular student. The student is guilty for bribing, the instructor is guilty for being a mediator and the JPJ,guilty for taking bribes. Welcome to Malaysia. You'll like it here.

With that kind of attitude, its no wonder our drivers are known for their 'ini-jalan-bapa-aku' style of driving. Im not saying Malaysian drivers are generally bad, but as usually happens, a single bad deed brings a bad name to all of us. No amount of Ops Sikap , no amount of safety measures can reduce accidents and road maladies if drivers' attitude remain a constant variable. Change your attitude. You can make a difference. =)