Klang Valley: A comprehensive commuter driving habits study said the average KL commuter spends two hours in total each year waiting for a car stuck in the Smart Tag lane, it was revealed today.
“It’s an all too common experience for motorists,” said head motoring researcher Sum Ting Wong, “after sitting through a massive tollbooth jam, you think you’re finally getting through until the car just ahead of you gets stuck in the Smart Tag lane and you’re waiting for them to be ‘rescued’ by toll booth staff.”
Observers indicate the following reasons why cars get stuck in Smart Tag lanes;
1. ‘I forgot my Smart Tag was still in the glove compartment’ (67%),
2. ‘I held the f**king Smart Tag at 63 degrees instead of 65 degrees, so had to reverse until I triggered the f**king scanner’ (12%)
3. ‘I keep forgetting to replace the 9V battery every month’ (13%) and finally,
4. ‘I don’t know why I drove in the Smart Tag lane, I only have Touch & Go’ (8%)
Malaysian transport officials have tried numerous times to convince Singaporeans to try our cutting edge Smart Tag technology, however those dumb dumbs over the causeway continue to use their primitive RFID based ERP solution that lets them drive through tolls at 80km/p/hr without the fun of booth jams, faulty boom gates or troublesome Smart Tag devices.