S’pore BMW Driver Allegedly Change Car Plate in Public to Avoid Fines in M’sia

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BMW drivers get a lot of flak.

Just Google “BMW drivers are the worst”, and immediately you’ll get results talking about how BMW drivers are the most inconsiderate and worst drivers on the road.

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It’s even somewhat scientifically proven, and there’s also gold like the following.

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In a new page of asshole things BMW drivers do, you can include pretending to be a speeding Hyundai driver.

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What happened?

The driver of a Singapore-registered BMW 320, license plate SLX27E, was seen swapping out car plate numbers at a Malaysian patrol station on 18 May 2019.

You can see the plate swap to a yellow plate SKD2777C, which can be traced back to a Hyundai Elantra.

And he did this to speed in Malaysia.

Yeah, you heard that right. He deliberately swapped his license plates so that he can ignore traffic laws and commit a crime in another country. And THEN blame it on another drive.

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From the 2017 offence, this may not be the first time he is doing this. A check into Malaysia’s MYEGsystem for speeding fines does indeed show the BMW’s picture with the Hyundai plate.

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And some online detective managed to dig up what the car looks like before the gold colour makeover, which also shows that this isn’t his first time speeding.

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Unexplained fines for other drivers

I can’t manage to find a statistic on this, but there are cases where a vehicle ends up being fined by Malaysia without even going to Malaysia.

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This case basically shows that isn’t a case of Bad Luck Brian or a system error, but someone out there might actually be pinning their crimes on you.

So, if you happen to know the owner of the Hyundai Elantra, do tell him/her of this incident.

Don’t pray pray with traffic crimes

I wanted to add in that I was half joking about BMW drivers being assholes, and maybe some joke about rich people. And that would be true, since no matter whether they are driving a BMW or Honda, the driver won’t change.

Though, a case in 2015, isn’t quite helping my case. A Ferrari driver caught using another car’s license plate was fined S$5000 and sent to jail for two weeks, though jail time can be up to a year.

Of course, traffic crimes don’t just apply to rich people.

With the new Road Traffic Act, you can probably tell that the government don’t like traffic crimes all that much here. So, just be a safe and law-abiding driver, as always.