Autobahn in Germany is a highway that is famous around the world as this is one of the highways that enables the driver, thrill-seeker, adrenaline pusher, speed junkies, test driver of the sports car to drive relentless without worrying about the speed limit. That right this highway does not have a speed limit.A highway that does not have a speed limit and with a length of 12949km with no toll except for the heavy truck, a well-maintained highway due to the nature of the highway and with a low rate of an accident even though it is a non-speed limit highway. This highway had been told in the movie, film, and also in racing video games such as Need For Speed, Gran Tourismo, and many others.
In our country also they are several highways as shown in the image slideshow below.
PLUS is a full abbreviation for the Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan or North-South Highway in English where this highway starting from Bukit Kayu Hitam in North Kedah until South Johor Baharu Skudai with the length of 848km is one the longest highway in our country. Simply it is a highway that connects that north and south and vice versa of Peninsular Malaysia. The next highway is the East Coast Highway or Lebuhraya Pantai Timur that connect to the east of Peninsular Malaysia that consists of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan and vice versa. The MEX Highway or Maju Expressway connects from Klang Valley to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, KLIA, and KLIA 2 and vice versa. DUKE highway or Duta Ulu Klang Expressway that connects from Ampang to Jalan Duta, and much more to come in the future.
Now with this highway, we can talk about how our drivers drive the car like in the Autobahn. First of all our highway is well maintained but maybe not as well as maintained as the Autobahn due to the nature of the highway where it needs to be due to unlimited speed on the highway.
But on certain kilometers, they are no light installed on the side of the road but you can see many of them driving fast and reckless with the best part headlight switching so that the driver will move to left or right to give away to the incoming rocket-like car. Some drivers may give way but some do not make the rocket driver follow the driver dangerously close. Another thing why most of the rocket junkies like to drive on the night it is because to avoid the speed trap or AES camera. This is the reason that we have so many accident cases due to our driver make the highways like a Sepang FI Circuit.
Speaking about an accident you can see they are traffic congestion on our roads. But the best part is, the accident will be in the next lane but the traffic congestion will be in another lane. Forget about Fast and Furious movie many of our drivers will like to watch the accident in another lane as a show and drive slowly as they are watching a movie. And some lucky choose individuals will try to take the car number and tikam number or take numbers as they believe this a lucky omen. Good brief. And with social media, many of them like to take pictures and share on Facebook to get likes or shares. And I had encountered some situations where the photographer wants to change the camera phone due to lack of clarity. Oh well.
The next thing about our highway and Autobahn is that in Autobahn they is no speed limit but in our highways, they is a speed limit signboard but not on the dashboard or speedometer as the speed is way beyond the speed limit. In the PLUS highway for example the speed limit is set to 90 to 100 but the way the driver drives the car is not 90 or 100km as it can be more than that. We are creating our Autobahn but at the end of the day, the driver can catch in an accident as the picture above hence increase the rate of accident in our country.
In Autobahn although they are no speed limit they are some rules to be followed as the heavy vehicles must be in the left lane and not on speed lane. In our country, the rules are not followed as you can see in PLUS highway the heavy vehicles such as truck and bus will be on speed lane driving like a bullet. The reason to catch the time set by the company. The reason we are good at creating the reason.
Our driver likes to modified the car so much and will install a turbo exhaust in the normal car. Unfortunately, the old Proton Car whether we like it or not it is not built for safety for the driver and when the driver wants to test the car and pushed the limit if the car is out of control the driver can be in serious trouble as this car is not built for safety and everyone know the old Proton car body condition and stability. Very dangerous. This type of vehicle is not allowed in Autobahn but in our, Autobahn is common as people like to be F1 in a non-FI road.
They are no toll in Autobahn except for heavy vehicles but our highway as the toll in for each 5 or 10 km and with the increase of the toll price each year we are paying for it whether we like it or not and we need to be readjusted our finance or budget due to this. Only God knows when this will end and the chance is less as it is more highway being built and they are more toll gate to come. Reducing one toll here comes another. Walla.
In Autobahn they are less accident rate even though they are no speed limit but in our Autobahn the accident rate is growing even they are speed limit due to several reasons. Driver faults, they are no light on the road, dangerous old trunk road that is more dangerous in the night, cheated car owners by the service center and other reason.
At all, this is happening in our country highway and we create our own Autobahn.
This is what we can call as Autobahn Malaysia.